LGBT rights in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe
|LGBT rights in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe|
SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Illegal|
|Habitual offenders may be sent to labor camps|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe. While homosexuality is currently illegal in the country, the nation was one of the 66 signatories of the UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity, which failed to pass.
Laws against homosexuality
Recognition of same-sex relationships
SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe does not recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships.
- Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 33. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
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