LGBT rights in São Tomé and Príncipe

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LGBT rights in São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
Discrimination protections No[citation needed]
Family rights
Recognition of
No[citation needed]
Adoption No[citation needed]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in São Tomé and Príncipe face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in São Tomé and Príncipe. The nation is one of the 66 signatories to the Joint Statement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Laws regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Under the Penal Code of São Tomé and Príncipe that took effect in November 2012, same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults is legal.[1][2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe does not recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships.[citation needed]

Discrimination protections[edit]

There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.[citation needed]

International obligations[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on 31 October 1995.[3]

See also[edit]