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Law on HomosexualityEdit
Homosexuality is not forbidden in Niger but a punishment is possible should you "offend the public moral" according to Articles 275-279 or engage in sexual intercourse with minors under the age of consent, which is set at 21 years of age (Article 282). An imprisonment of 6 months to 3 years and a fine of between 10,000 and 100,000 CFA-franc is possible for offenders.
Protection based on sexual orientation in lawEdit
Recognition of same sex couplesEdit
The government of Niger does not recognize same-sex marriages.
- ↑ Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1217. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
- Behind The Mask – South African LGBT media site: Niger. Retrieved 2008-02-27.