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.[1]

Protection based on sexual orientation in lawEdit

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

Recognition of same sex couplesEdit

The government of Niger does not recognize same-sex marriages.

References Edit

  1. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1217. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.

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