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LGBT rights in Benin

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Laws against homosexual sexEdit

In Benin, homosexual acts between men or women are illegal. Such acts carry a penalty of between one and three years in prison and a fine between 100,000 and 300,000 francs.[1]

Protection based on sexual orientationEdit

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

Recognition of same-sex couplesEdit

There is no recognition of legal rights for same-sex couples.

LGBT life in BeninEdit


  1. "Benin", The International Lesbian and Gay Association, 2002-01. Retrieved on 2007-02-12. 

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