LGBT rights in Chad

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LGBT rights in Chad Chad
Chad
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal[1]
Military service Unknown
Discrimination protections No[2]
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
No[1]
Adoption No

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.[1] 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."[3]

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Chad. Such activity had never been criminalized;[1] however, with the new change of law in September 2014; unknown penalties against homosexuality may occur.

Gender identity/expression[edit]

The legal standing of transgender persons is unknown.

Recognition of same sex relationships[edit]

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

Living conditions[edit]

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."[2]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Always legal. Proposing laws to criminalize homosexuality)
Equal age of consent No[4]
Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Same-sex marriage No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Emblem-question.svg
Right to change legal gender Emblem-question.svg
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No

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