LGBT rights in Abkhazia
|LGBT rights in Abkhazia|
|Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status||Legal since January 1, 1991|
Law regarding same-sex sexual intercourse
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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.