Is homosexuality a crime?

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Yes, In some countries


It shouldn't be but unfortunately is in some places.


You don't say where you are, so I can't answer for sure. In the US, sodomy laws restricting homosexual intercourse (in 14 states/territories) was overturned nationwide in 2003 in the case Lawrence v. Texas. In 2011, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed for the US military, allowing openly gay members to serve. In 2015, gay marriage became legal in the US, except some native territories and the Samoa; and in 2016, gay adoption became legal. Recently, some of these laws have been at risk of being challenged under the Trump administration, but only a few rights have been repealed, mostly concerning trans individuals, and not specifically homosexual individuals. In several countries, homosexuality remains illegal. Russia is notable for being especially violent towards the LGBT citizens (despite it being legal since 1993), which led to a lot of protest during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, but it's not alone. 70+ countries still outlaw homosexuality today, including: Iran, Yemen, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jamaica, Kenya, and Malaysia.


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