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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

The age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples is believed to be 18 years [R1.1].

R1.1 AVERT: Worldwide Ages of Consent (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Interpol: Sexual Offences Against Children (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples has reportedly never been criminalised [R1.2]

In December 2008, Gabon co-sponsored and signed the non-binding UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality, one of only six African countries to do so [R1.1].

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
R1.1 GayStarNews: Six men arrested for gay wedding in Gabon 17 JAN 14
MarriageLegislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 17 January 2014, it was reported that - despite same-sex weddings and gay sex not being explicitly illegal in the African country - police arrested six men on grounds of 'obscenity', for allegedly having a gay wedding on 29 December. The men were held for one night, without bringing charges against them after it was determining that no customery marriage had occurred [R1.1].

R1.1 GayStarNews: Six men arrested for gay wedding in Gabon 17 JAN 14

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