African countries with light and harsh anti-LGBT laws compared to Ghana

African countries with light and harsh anti-LGBT laws compared to Ghana

In light of the hottest trending topic in Ghana in the last couple of days, YEN.com.gh decided to take a look at what LGBT policy is, not just in Ghana, but other African states too.

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X African countries with harsh anti-LGBT laws compared to Ghana

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As rooted as Ghana may be when it comes to the public's opposition to legalizing homosexuality, it is still NOT the worst country to live in if you're in Africa and a homosexual.

This title would go to countries like Senegal, northern Nigeria, Sudan, and Somalia, where one can receive the death penalty if found guilty of homosexuality. In Uganda and Tanzania, one cay be imprisoned for life.

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The one true exception when it comes to LGBT rights in the African mainland is South Africa, where same sex marriage is not only legal, but where there's also anti-discrimination law in place to protect diversity.

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Other than South Africa, policy is least anti-gay in 13 other countries including the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mali, and Niger.

Checkout a map of African states and their policy towards gay rights below:

X African countries with less strict anti-LGBT laws

Blue: Legal Same-sex marriage legal Grey: No recognition of LGBT couples Yellow: Illegal but not enforced or unclear Orange: Illegal and enforced RED: Life imprisonment Maroon: Death

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