LGBT rights in Chad
|LGBT rights in Chad|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Chad may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Chad, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples do not receive the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples. In September 2014, Chad amended its legal code declaring that homosexuality in Chad would be repressed in order to "mainly protect the family and comply with Chadian society."
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Chad. Such activity had never been criminalized; however, with the new change of law in September 2014; unknown penalties against homosexuality may occur.
The legal standing of transgender persons is unknown.
Recognition of same sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.
The U.S. Department of State's 2010 Human Rights Report found that "there were no known lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. There were few reports of violence or discrimination against LGBT persons, in large part because most such persons were discreet about sexual orientation due to social and cultural strictures against homosexuality."
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Always legal. Proposing laws to criminalize homosexuality)|
|Equal age of consent|||
|Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
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