Countries that ban gay marriage

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A crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Cameroon has resulted in the arrest or assault by security forces of dozens of people this year, according to Human Rights Watch. In the most recent incident, two transgender Cameroonians have been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of "attempted homosexuality". There are 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality , and nearly half of these are in Africa. However, in some countries there have been moves to decriminalise same-sex unions. In February this year, Angola's President Joao Lourenco signed into law a revised penal code to allow same-sex relationships and bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Same-sex marriage

Gay Marriage Around the World | Pew Research Center

A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is a list of countries that have legalized the practice, with the most recent countries to do so shown first.

Homosexuality: The countries where it is illegal to be gay

Same-sex marriage , also known as gay marriage or homosexual marriage , is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender , entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century. In the modern era, marriage equality was first granted to same-sex couples in the Netherlands on 1 April
Gay sex is no longer as widely criminalized as it used to be, but a total of 71 nations still have laws against it. Bhutan in the Himalayas and Gabon in central Africa are the most recent countries to have repealed their anti-gay laws. Mostly the lists differ only in relatively small ways, such as whether they are limited to United Nations member nations. In the United States, anti-sodomy laws were ruled unconstitutional by the U. Conservative state legislators refuse to repeal the laws and, in some cases, police occasionally still arrest people on the basis of them.