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LGBT Rights in Gabon

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #13 out of 33 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
(82.72%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (17.2%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #11 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
(79.15%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (20.35%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #113 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(95%) Not a good place
Good place (5%)

History

Homosexual activity in Gabon

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Homosexual activity in Gabon is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Legal
Homosexual acts are not criminalized.
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Jul 5, 2019–Jun 29, 2020
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 402 of the Penal Code outlines moral offences, including "sexual relations between persons of the same sex", punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to 5 million CFA francs.
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May 31, 1963–Jul 4, 2019
Legal
Not criminalised but same sex couple report being harassed by the police.
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Same-sex marriage in Gabon

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Same-sex marriage in Gabon is unrecognized.

Current status
Since May 31, 1963
Unrecognized
Same sex marriage is not recognized in Gabon
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gabon

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gabon is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Gabon, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Gabon

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Right to change legal gender in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place.
Sources:
" LGBT rights in Gabon - Wikipidea "
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gabon

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gabon is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT discrimination in Gabon is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Sep 27, 2016
Illegal in some contexts
Some protections under hate crimes.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT employment discrimination in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Sep 27, 2016
Ambiguous
Some protections under the Consitution.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT housing discrimination in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Sep 27, 2016
Ambiguous
Ambiguous, constitutional definitions very vague.
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Same-sex adoption in Gabon

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Same-sex adoption in Gabon is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws against this. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Gabon

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Serving openly in military in Gabon is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Legal
Serving openly in the military is legal.
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Until Jun 29, 2020
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Gabon

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Blood donations by MSMs in Gabon is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Gabon

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Conversion therapy in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Gabon

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Equal age of consent in Gabon is equal.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Equal
Set at 18 years.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2016102…//www.interpol.org/Public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws/csaGabon.pdf

avert.org/sex-stis/consent
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Jul 5, 2019–Jun 29, 2020
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Gabon.