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Homosexuality in the Dominican Republic is legal, by national law. The age of consent is equalized regardless of sexual orientation to 18.

Even though it is legal, there is still major discrimination against LGBT members of the society. This is mainly due to the strict Catholic status of the country. Although homosexuality is not generally accepted, hate crimes are rare as they are prosecutable under Dominican law.

In the summer of 2006, several gay clubs and bars in the capital Santo Domingo were shut down.[1] However, the case came in front of a local judge who ruled the closing as unlawful due to the policies of no-discrimination.

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  1. Blabbeando: Dominican Republic: Gay bars shut down

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