LGBT rights in Niger

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LGBT rights in Niger
LocationNiger.png
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal[1]
Discrimination protections No[2]
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
No[1]
Adoption No[3]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Niger face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal,[1] however the constitution does not allow for protection from discrimination.

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Niger but the age of consent is different for same-sex and opposite-sex sexual activity [1]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

Niger does not legally recognize same-sex unions.[1]

Discrimination protections[edit]

There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.[2]

Living conditions[edit]

The U.S. Department of State's 2010 Human Rights Report found that "there were no known organizations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender persons and no reports of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, gay persons experienced societal discrimination."[2]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Always legal)
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 Emblem-question.svg
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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