Homosexual Rights Around The World

If you are involved in a same sex relationship and are looking to go on vacation, it is imperative to know the laws of any country you may be traveling to regarding homosexuality. Unfortunately not all countries give the same rights and freedoms to homosexuals as they do to heterosexuals, and some enforce severe punishments on homosexuals. So if you are dating someone, and looking to plan a vacaation with them, familiarize yourself with the laws of any destination that you may be heading to. The following list contains sodomy and homosexual laws for many countries around the world.

Argentina has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for everyone is 16.

Austria has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 14.

Bahamas has no sodomy laws for sex in private, the age of consent for homosexuals is 18, and for heterosexuals is 16.

Barbados law states that homosexual activity is illegal.

Belgium has no sodomy laws and the age of consent is 16 for everyone.

Brazil has no sodomy laws for non military people, and the age of sexual consent is 14.

Chile has no sodomy laws, but while the age of consent for heterosexuals is less than 18, homosexuals have to be 18 years of age.

China has no sodomy laws and the age of consent is 14 for everyone.

Colombia has no sodomy laws, and the age of sexual consent for everyone is 14.

Costa Rica has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 15 for everyone.

Cuba has no sodomy laws for “private homosexuality” however “public homosexuality” can result in a fine or three months to a year in prison.

Czech Republic has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for everyone is 15.

Denmark has no sodomy laws and the age of consent is 15 for everyone.

Ecuador has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for everyone is 14.

Egypt law does not explicitly state that homosexuality is illegal but a wide range of public morality laws that loosely cover homosexuality can result in jail time.

Ethiopia law states that homosexual activity is illegal and can result in up to three years in prison.

Fiji has no sodomy laws as of 2005 when a prohibition on sex between homosexuals was overturned.

France has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 15 for everyone.

Germany has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for everyone is 14.

Ghana law states that homosexual acts between men can be punished but only if one of the men makes a formal complaint.

Greece has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 15 for everyone.

Hong Kong has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for males is 16 and the law regards lesbians as non existent.

Iceland has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for all is 14.

India laws states that male homosexuality is illegal and can be punished by life in prison.

Ireland has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 17.

Israel has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for everyone is 16.

Italy has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 14 for everyone.

Jamaica has a sodomy law that is punishable by up to ten years in prison and hard labor.

Japan has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for males ranges from 13 to 17 depending on the region of the country.

Lebanon has a sodomy law which is punishable by up to a year in prison.

Madagascar has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 21 for everyone.

Malaysia law states that acts of homosexuality are punishable by lashing and up to 20 years in prison.

Mexico has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for everyone is 18.

Monaco has no sodomy laws and the age of consent is 15 for everyone.

Namibia law states that homosexuality is illegal.

Netherlands has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 16.

New Zealand has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for everyone is 16.

Nigeria has sodomy laws which are punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

Norway has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for all is 16.

Peru has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 14 for everyone.

Poland has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for all is 15.

Portugal has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 16 for homosexuals and 14 for heterosexuals.

Russia has no sodomy laws.

Saudi Arabia has sodomy laws which are punishable by death.

Serbia has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for homosexual males is 18, and for lesbians and heterosexuals is 14.

Singapore law states that male homosexuality is illegal and is punishable by life in prison while female homosexuality is legal in private.

South Africa has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 19 for homosexuals and 16 for heterosexuals.

Spain has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 12 for everyone.

Sri Lanka has sodomy laws which are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Sweden has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for all is 15.

Switzerland has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 16 for everyone, and sex is legal between minors who are not more than three years apart in age.

Taiwan has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent is 16 for everyone.

Thailand has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for all is 15.

Turkey has no sodomy laws and the age of consent for all is 18.

Ukraine has no sodomy laws and the age of sexual consent for all is 16.

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