LGBT rights in the Republic of the Congo
- This article is about the Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville). For the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaïre), see LGBT rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
|LGBT rights in the Republic of the Congo|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the Republic of the Congo may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Republic of the Congo, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.
Laws regarding same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex sexual acts are legal. These acts never have been criminalised. The age of consent is unequal.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex unions.
There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. They have been reported discrimination of small local groups fighting for human right and freedom. LGBT people have been abused but the local people, arrested by police mostly in the east part of the country, have been reported to be running for their life in nearby countries.
The U.S. Department of State's 2010 Human Rights Report found that "there was not a large openly gay or lesbian community due to the social stigma associated with homosexuality" and that "there were no known cases of violence or discrimination against gays, lesbians, or transgendered individuals during the year. While discrimination may exist due to the social stigma surrounding homosexuality, no such cases were reported to the NGOs or covered by the media."
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Always legal)|
|Equal age of consent||(Since 1947)|
|Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). "State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (PDF). International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). pp. Page 45. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
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