Entry #716: Homosexual activity in Lebanon

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IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateMar 1, 1943
End DateJan 28, 2014
DescriptionImprisonment of up to 1 year for sexual acts that go against the nature.
Sourceshttp://helem.net/node/22 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/806642.stm

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deleted by beeurd. Duplicate status - Although this one is older it has no activity, unlike the newer status which has lots of edit history.

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End Date(none)Jan 28, 2014
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  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "It would be more accurate to say that this judge's ruling constituted a precedent favoring interpreting the law (which, quote, prohibits sexual acts against nature) in a way that does not apply to homosexuals. So at the moment, the law is sometimes used against homosexuals, and sometimes is considered inapplicable and ignored."