LGBT rights in Gabon

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LGBT rights in Gabon
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2000
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
Adoption -
Military service Unknown if gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections None

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

Since 2000, Homosexuality is legal in Gabon.[1] The age of consent is 18 for both same-sex and opposite-sex sexual activity.[2][3]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

Discrimination protections

There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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