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Laws affecting LGBT persons in various countries

2008: laws protecting, recognizing
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The term "LGBTI" is an acronym for "Lesbian, Gay,
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bulletPersecution:
bulletPink/rose: 7 Muslim countries execute sexually-active homosexuals: Bahrain, Iran, Mauritania,  Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Also, Nigeria executes homosexuals in the north parts of the country, and sentences them to long prison terms in excess of 10 years in the south.
bulletBlue: Imprisonment of no defined duration.
bulletTurquoise: Imprisonment for 1 month to 10 years.
bulletPurple: Imprisonment from 11 years to life.
 
bulletProtection:
bulletYellow: Laws in place protecting against discrimination.
 
bulletRecognition:
bullet Red: Same-sex marriage in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and the District of Columbia and a few states in the United States.
bulletOrange: "Marriage-lite:" with most of the benefits of marriage.
bulletLime Green: Recognition with few benefits.
 
bulletOther:
bulletGray: No specific legislation to persecute, protect or recognize homosexuals.

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  1. "LGTBI rights in the world." International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), downloaded 2008-MAY, at: http://www.ilga.org/
  2. ILGA's home page is at: http://ilga.org/

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Latest update: 2011-JUN-19
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