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LGBT rights in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso has no laws directly prohibiting homosexual acts. Article 410 of the penal code makes any act which leads to a public offence punishable with a fine of between 50,000 and 60,000 franc.[1] Article 411 prohibits any sexual act which is deemed to be unnatural or against the public morals. [2] Articles 412-415 stipulate the punishment of acts against the public "sense of shame" of under-aged persons to be a prison sentence of between 2 months and 10 years.[3] According to Article 416 anyone who offends the public "sense of shame" together with a second person (either by force, surprise or constraint) can be imprisoned for a period of between 1 to 3 years.[4] Underage sexual practices are punishable with up to 5 years imprisonment.

Protection based on sexual orientation in lawEdit

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

Recognition of same sex couplesEdit

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

Notes Edit

  1. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  2. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  3. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  4. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.

Gay life in the countryEdit

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