In much of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, including former colonies of France, same-sex sexual activity is not considered a criminal offense. This is due, in part, to the lack of existing anti-homosexuality laws at the time of French rule. However, in most of the member states, including those states in which same-sex sexual activity is not criminalized, social taboos against it remain. In a small minority of member states, same-sex couples are allowed the ability to register civil unions or marriages.

Protections by Member State

Note: † Signed UN General Assembly declaration in favour of LGBT rights. ‡ Signed alternative Statement against LGBT rights.

State Marriage Statement in support of LGBT rights LGBT sexual activity legal
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(Civil Union)
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(Cohabitation Agreement)
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(Cohabitation Agreement)
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(Registered Partnership)
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(Male activity illegal)
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(Male activity illegal)


See also

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