LGBT rights in Vanuatu
|LGBT rights in Vanuatu|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|No recognition of same-sex couples|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Vanuatu may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.
Laws against homosexuality
There are no criminal laws against homosexuality in Vanuatu. Since 2007, the age of consent under the Criminal Cosolidation Act 2006 is 16, regardless of sex or sexual orientation Age of consent in Australia and Oceania#Vanuatu .
Recognition of same-sex relationships
Vanuatu does not recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships.
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