Entry #1809: Homosexual activity in Lebanon

Current Version

RegionLebanon
IssueHomosexual activity
Statusambiguous
Start DateJan 28, 2014
End Datenow
DescriptionHomosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed. Close to being legalized. Judge Rabih Maalouf ruled that homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offence” which referenced Article 183 of their Criminal Code. Not enforced.
Sourceshttp://www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/03/gay-rights-lebanon. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/29/lebanon-is-getting-closer-to-decriminalising-homosexuality/


Revision History (2)

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteHomosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed.Homosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed. Close to being legalized. Judge Rabih Maalouf ruled that homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offence” which referenced Article 183 of their Criminal Code. Not enforced.
Sourceswww.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/03/gay-rights-lebanon.http://www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/03/gay-rights-lebanon. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/29/lebanon-is-getting-closer-to-decriminalising-homosexuality/

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal
Value Specialambiguous
End Date2015-03-229999-12-12
NoteHomosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature.Homosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed.
Reports (10)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "that's absolutely not correct. It is still illegal, people are getting arrested, artists are being banned from performing, people re getting tortured and killed. Anal tests are still being performed, humiliations, constant raids, beating, shame, and I can go on and on and on and on"
  • Status is not correct "NO"
  • Status is not correct "this is ONE situation, its status is ILLEGAL in Lebanon"
  • All information is correct, just adding sources
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Under the Appeal Court only. Until now, all the decisions from the Supreme Court considered homosexuality against nature. "
  • Status is not correct "There have still been sentences issues against homosexual acts. The sentence mentioned was a good precedent to decriminalize homosexuality but it didn't become a general rule. "
  • Other "It was a personal choice and nothing has been done since then to protect the LGBT community instead Beirut pride week was canceled due to some governmental force (religious view) stating that it is not normal and not accepted to advertise such acts!"
  • Status is not correct "https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/23/human-rights-watch-country-profiles-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity"

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