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SEXUAL ORIENTATION LAWS IN THE WORLD - OVERVIEW MAY 2017

I L G A . O R G
ILGA, THE INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS AND INTERSEX ASSOCIATION
Greenland
Europe 42 States and 13 entities

Norway Sweden
Iceland Finland Russia

Canada Estonia
UK Denmark Latvia
Ireland Lithuania
NL Belarus
Germany Poland
BE
CZ Slovakia Ukraine Kazakhstan
LU LI
Europe 16 States 18 States AT HU MD
France CH Romania
Mongolia
Slovenia
Italy BA RS
Croatia Bulgaria Georgia Azerbaijan Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan North Korea
USA Portugal Spain Andorra AL MK AM
Kosovo Greece Turkey Turkmenistan Tajikistan
Cyprus SY China South
Tunisia Malta Iraq Japan
IL LB Iran Afghanistan Korea
Morocco
Gaza X
Algeria KW Bhutan
Libya Jordan Pakistan Nepal
The Bahamas Egypt Bahrain X Qatar X
Dom. Rep. Saudi Arabia UAE X Taiwan
Mexico
Cuba Virgin Islands India Myanmar
Puerto Rico Mauritania Sudan Laos
Jamaica Mali Niger Oman Bangladesh
Belize Haiti
KN DM AG
Cape Verde
X Thailand
Honduras VC Senegal Chad Eritrea Yemen
Guatemala LC Gambia Vietnam Philippines
El Salvador Nicaragua GD BB Burkina F. Cambodia
Guinea Bissau Guinea Djibouti
Panama TT Nigeria
Costa Rica Guyana GH South Somalia
Venezuela Sierra Leone Ivory Ethiopia Palau
Suriname TG Central African Maldives
Colombia Coast Sudan Aceh Brunei
Liberia Benin Cameroon Republic Sri Lanka
GF Province Malaysia
Equatorial Guinea Uganda
Ecuador Congo Singapore Indonesia Nauru
Sao Tom & Principe Gabon Rwanda Kenya Kiribati
D.R. Palembang Papua New
Burundi Solomon
Congo Guinea Samoa
Tanzania Seychelles South Islands
Brazil Sumatra Tuvalu
Peru Timor-leste
Comoros
Angola Cook Islands
Malawi
Bolivia Zambia
Vanuatu
Mauritius
Namibia Zimbabwe Mozambique Fiji
Botswana Madagascar Tonga
Paraguay
Chile Australia
Swaziland
Lesotho
Argentina South Africa

Uruguay
New Zealand

The data represented in these maps

CRIMINALISATION PROTECTION RECOGNITION


are based on State-Sponsored
Homophobia: a World Survey of Sexual
Orientation Laws: Criminalisation,
72 STATES 85 States 47 States Protection and Recognition, an ILGA
Many States run concurrent protections A small number of States provide for marriage and partnership concurrently report by Aengus Carroll and Lucas
implemented in 8 States (or parts of) 14 Y - life (prison) 14 States Ramn Mendos. The report and these
maps are available in the six official
Death Constitution 9 States Marriage 23 States Joint adoption 26 States UN languages: English, Chinese, Arabic,
X not implemented in 5 States Up to 14 Y 57 States Employment 72 States French, Russian and Spanish on
Various 63 States ILGA.org. This edition of the world map
'Promotion' laws 3 States Partnership 28 States 2nd parent adoption 27 States (May 2017) was coordinated by Aengus
Religious-based laws alongside Hate crime 43 States
Carroll and Lucas Ramn Mendos
the civil code: 19 States Incitement to hate 39 States (ILGA), and designed by Eduardo Enoki
No penalising law Ban on 'conversion therapy' 3 states Separate detailed maps for these three categories are produced alongside this Overview map. (eduardo.enoki@gmail.com).
In green, yellow and orange countries, same-sex sexual
acts were decriminalised or never penalised: 123 States