LGBT rights in Gabon
|LGBT rights in Gabon|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 2000|
|Military service||Unknown if gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Gabon may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Gabon, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
In December 2008, Gabon signed the non-binding UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality, one of only six African countries to do so.
Laws regarding homosexuality
Recognition of same-sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.
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