LGBT rights in Swaziland

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LGBT rights in Swaziland
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Male illegal,
female unclear[1]
Gender identity/expression -

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Swaziland face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male same-sex sexual acts are illegal[1] in Swaziland, though as of May 2008 the legal status of female same-sex sexual acts was unclear according to the International Lesbian and Gay Association's 2008 "State sponsored homophobia" report.[1]

According to the Prime Minister homosexuality is an "abnormality and sickness".[2] According to Swazi tradition however, two women can lawfully marry.[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 37. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
  3. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.

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