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

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Senegal ranks #36 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(96%) No
Yes (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Senegal

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Current status
(since Feb 1, 1966)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 319 is punishable by imprisonment of 1 to 5 years.
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Feb 1, 1966–Sep 19, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
One to five years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Same-sex marriage in Senegal

?
Feb 1, 1966–Sep 7, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Feb 1, 1966)
Not legal
Same sex marriage is not recognized especially since homosexuality is illegal
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Right to change legal gender in Senegal

?
Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
books.google.ca
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Same-sex adoption in Senegal

?
Current status
(since Oct 7, 2017)
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Senegal

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Feb 1, 1966–Sep 6, 2018
No protections
None exist in the criminal code. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Current status
(since Feb 1, 1966)
No protections
As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation or gender identity is legal under the law.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Senegal

?
Current status
(since Feb 1, 1966)
No protections
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Senegal

?
Current status
(since Feb 1, 1966)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Senegal

?
Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Senegal

?
Current status
Equal
Set age of 16 years.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Senegal

?
Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Senegal

?
Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Senegal.



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