LGBT rights in Gabon
|LGBT rights in Gabon|
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Gabon may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Gabon, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
In December 2008, Gabon co-sponsored and signed the non-binding UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality, one of only six African countries to do so. By 2011, however, Gabon would vote against the South African sponsored resolution titled "Human rights, sexual orientation, and gender identity" in the Human Rights Council.
Laws regarding same-sex sexual activity
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 "discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons was a problem, and LGBT individuals often kept their status secret from the community for fear of being harassed or discriminated against."
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
- "Statement on human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity". United Nations. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "17/19 Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity". Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- Interpol Gabon Spring 2006 edition
- AVERT Worldwide ages of sexual consent
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