LGBT rights in Abkhazia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
LGBT rights in Abkhazia
Europe location ABX.png
Same-sex sexual intercourse legal statusLegal since January 1, 1991[1]

LGBT rights in the Abkhazia face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.[1]

Law regarding same-sex sexual intercourse[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]

In 1933, Article 121 was added to the Criminal Code, for the entire Soviet Union, that expressly prohibited male homosexuality, with up to five years of hard labor in prison. On January 1, 1991, the Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic legalized same-sex sexual intercourse.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]