LGBT rights in Chad

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LGBT rights in Chad Chad
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Illegal
Military service No
Discrimination protections No[1]
Family rights
Recognition of
Adoption No

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Chad may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. In December 2016, Chad passed a law criminalising both male and female same-sex sexual activity by a vote of 111 to 1.[3]

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Chad.

Gender identity/expression[edit]

The legal standing of transgender persons is unknown.

Recognition of same sex relationships[edit]

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

Living conditions[edit]

The U.S. Department of State's 2010 Human Rights Report found that "there were no known lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. There were few reports of violence or discrimination against LGBT persons, in large part because most such persons were discreet about sexual orientation due to social and cultural strictures against homosexuality."[1]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal No (Since 2016)
Equal age of consent No
Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Same-sex marriage No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military No
Right to change legal gender Emblem-question.svg
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

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