LGBT rights in the Dominican Republic
|LGBT rights in the Dominican Republic|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|Same-sex marriage constitutionally banned|
In the summer of 2006, several gay clubs and bars in Santo Domingo were shut down. However, the case came before a local judge who ruled that the closings constituted unlawful discrimination.
 Recognition of same-sex couples
The Dominican Republic does not legally recognize same-sex unions. The constitution bans same-sex marriage.
 See also
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
- "Worldwide ages of consent".
- Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (2007-01-22). "Dominican Republic: Treatment of homosexuals, including protection offered by the state and the attitude of the population". UNHCR. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- AVERT.org (2009-05-01). "Worldwide ages of consent". Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- Blabbeando: Dominican Republic: Gay bars shut down
- (Spanish) Constitución Política de la República Dominicana, proclamada el 26 de enero 2010, Publicada en la Gaceta Oficial No. 10561, del 26 de enero de 2010.
- Georgetown University
- Suprema Corte de Justicia Constitution of D. R. (Spanish)
- ILGA:Dominican Republic