The practice of homosexuality is illegal in Tunisia as it is considered to be a threat to social order.
Penal Code Edit
Position of the government Edit
In 1993, the Appeal Court of Tunis dismissed a request by a transsexual woman to change her legal status from male to female. The judgement ruled that her sex change was a "voluntary" and "artificial" operation and could not justify a civil status change.
In February 2004, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was present at a White House press conference where U.S. president George H. W. Bush condemned gay marriages being performed at the time in San Francisco.
Gay life in Tunisia Edit
While harassment by authorities and imprisonment of homosexuals is far from unknown, gays have a degree of freedom compared to nearby Libya, Egypt and Sudan, countries where accused homosexuals are routinely arrested. Both gay and straight sex workers are numerous in the country and are harassed by the police. In the capital Tunis, Avenue Bourguiba is a known gay cruising spot.
- ↑ Tunisia
- ↑ http://www.ilga.info/Information/Legal_survey/africa/tunisia.htm
- ↑ President Bush Discusses War on Terrorism with Tunisian President
- ↑ ONI Blog | OpenNet Initiative
- ↑ BBC NEWS | Africa | Tunisian internet crackdown
- ↑ In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice In Egypt’s Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct (Human Rights Watch Report, March 2004)
- ↑ Tunisia Sex Guide -
Gay And Straight
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