LGBT rights in the Republic of the Congo
- This article is about the Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville). For the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), see LGBT rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
|LGBT rights in the Republic of the Congo|
Republic of the Congo
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|No recognition of same-sex relationships|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the Republic of the Congo may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Republic of the Congo, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
Laws regarding homosexuality
There is no law against homosexuality. Homosexual behaviour is not mentioned as a criminal offence in the penal code. The age of consent is equal.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.
- Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 45. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
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