8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

The bill to ban the promotion of homosexuality among minors, adopted by the State Duma on January 25, 2013, its supporters call a measure designed to protect traditional family values. At the same time, the experience of other countries is cited as one of the main arguments.

To understand what other measures can be justified by foreign experience, we have summarized the experience of countries with the most stringent anti-Angay laws.

Sudan

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: from five years in prison to the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

The norms of Sharia, which form the basis of the legislation of this North African state, directly prohibit homosexual relations, providing for punishment even for the fact that a man changes clothes in a woman's dress. For violation of this norm, a Sudanese court once sentenced 19 young people to punishment in the form of 30 lashes each and a large (by local standards) $ 400 fine.If the court had proved that the participants in the party were not just changing into women's clothes, but also had sexual intercourse, the punishment could have been much more severe - even the death penalty.

Tanzania

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

In 2010, the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, refused to accredit one of the diplomats representing Western Europe on the basis of his unconventional sexual orientation. The Tanzanian authorities reacted harshly to the threat of British Prime Minister David Cameron to deprive the country of financial assistance if she refuses to respect the rights of sexual minorities: “We do not agree to legalize this nonsense in order to receive help and money,” said the Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe.

Barbados

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

It is possible to judge how rigidly the authorities of this island state react to the public display of homosexuality by this fact.None of the major cruise agencies that specialize in organizing travel for same-sex love supporters include Barbados in the list of visit points. Gay travelers especially warn about the danger of the appearance on the island and, moreover, manifestations of their inclinations, which can cause not only domestic violence, but also severe criminal punishment - up to life imprisonment.

Saudi Arabia

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

Perhaps the most famous case of the death penalty for homosexuality in Saudi Arabia is the public beheading of three convicts for sodomy in 2000 with a sword. This sentence became widely known outside the country and caused a lot of protests, which, however, did not lead to any real consequences. The only direct consequence is the inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the list of countries to which persons with unconventional sexual orientation are not recommended to go on vacation.

UAE

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

A vivid example of the official reaction of the authorities of the UAE to homosexual relations is the sentence imposed on two lesbians - citizens of Bulgaria and Lebanon, accused of unnatural public hugs and kisses. They spent a month in prison, after which they were extradited. Such a punishment can be considered unusually mild: if the citizens of the United Arab Emirates were in the place of the foreign women, for them the case would have ended in death by cutting off the head.

Iran

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

The most notorious event demonstrating the attitude of the Iranian authorities to homosexuality was the execution in 2005 of two young men accused of same-sex love, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni. The court sentence was carried out, despite the protests and official notes from most of the developed countries of the world.Tehran did not respond to the requirement to impose a moratorium on the death penalty for homosexuals or, in principle, to abandon the criminal prosecution of persons of non-traditional sexual orientation. And last year, Javad Larijani, head of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights, said that the authorities consider homosexuality to be "a manifestation of immorality and a disease."

Pakistan

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

The Constitution of Pakistan does not explicitly stipulate a ban on homosexuality, but such relationships are considered illegal and are prosecuted according to Sharia norms that have been in effect in the country since 1990. In 2011, the largest Pakistani Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, issued a statement saying: “Such people (homosexuals) are a real curse and the scum of society. They do not deserve to be called Muslims or Pakistanis. ”

Malaysia

8 countries with the toughest anti-gay laws

Punishment for same-sex relationships: up to 20 years in prison
Same-sex marriage: prohibited
Possibility of adopting children by same-sex partners: no
Anti-discrimination laws: no

A year ago, in January of 2012, the Malay court for the second time acquitted the country's former deputy prime minister, the leader of the Malaysian opposition movement, Anwar Ibrahim. The first time he was accused of same-sex relationships was in 1998 — right after the relationship between Ibrahim and the country's prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, worsened because of the difference in approaches to mitigating the effects of the global financial crisis for Malaysia. On charges of corruption and homosexuality, Ibrahim was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but in 2004 the sentence was revised and all charges were dropped. The second trial began in 2008 and lasted for almost three years, but again ended with the justification of a politician.

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