• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Benin

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
homosexual act is punishable with a prison term from 1-3 years
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Jan 1, 1900–Sep 19, 2018
Legal
No law on the books criminalizing this. Not one of the 69 countries outlawing sodamy.
Sources:
ilga.org/downloads/2017/ILG…


web.archive.org/web/2014070…//ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/BENIN/Law
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Same-sex marriage in Benin

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
Not legal
Homosexuality is illegal and thus same sex marriage is not recognized.
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Unrecognized
No
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Benin

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Legal under section 9 of the Benin Constitution. Surgery is provided. Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Benin

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Current status
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Benin

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
No protections
No explicit protections. People are kicked out of their house if they are found out if they are lgbt.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Benin

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Benin

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
No protections
None exist in the criminal code.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Benin

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Benin

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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Benin

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Benin

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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