LGBT rights in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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LGBT rights in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
Discrimination protections Yes, since 2009
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
Unknown

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, but it is not clear if same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.[1]

Laws against homosexuality[edit]

Homosexuality is legal in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Discrimination protections[edit]

2009 Constitutional Order bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.[2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

Constitutionally the islands are a British Overseas Territory and not part of the United Kingdom, and have their own legislation. No legislation has so far been introduced to recognize civil partnerships.

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