Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexual is illegal

76 CRIMES

This blog's map of 79 countries with laws against sexual relations between people of the same sex, four more than are on the ILGA list. (See the article for an explanation why.) This blog’s map of 79 countries with laws against sexual relations between people of the same sex, four more than are on the ILGA list. (See the article for an explanation why.)

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was incorrectly included in the list.

This blog now lists a total of 79, including four political entities that ILGA excludes. Those four are  Palestine/Gaza, Daesh/ISIS/ISIL, and the Cook Islands, which are not member countries at the United Nations, and Indonesia, where two large states have anti-homosexuality laws although the nation as a whole does not.

Chad was briefly added to both lists — by mistake — because of a proposed new Penal Code that would provide for 15…

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