Countries Criminalising Homosexuality or Maintaining Discriminatory Age of Consent Laws

There are 75 jurisdictions with laws criminalising private, consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex. Commonwealth countries constitute about half of these jurisdictions.

Click here for our interactive map of countries in which consensual homosexual acts between adults are criminalised

There are a further 15 jurisdictions that maintain discriminatory age of consent laws as between heterosexual and homosexual acts.

Click below for full lists of both categories of jurisdictions with such discriminatory laws:


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