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HONDURAS

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Civil Unions, Partners: Domestic, Registered Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In November 1996, according to a Reuters report, prisoners at the Central Penitentiary were being encouraged to sign a document pledging fidelity to one specific male partner in an attempt to cut the number of sexual partners they have [R1.1].

R1.1 Capital Q: "Honduran Gays Free to Marry - in Prison" 01 NOV 96
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In June 2009, Human Rights Watch called on Honduran officials to end what it calls an "epidemic" of violence against transgender people, investigate cases of abuses and prosecute those responsible [R1.1].

In January 2009, Human Rights Watch called on Honduran authorities to fully investigate the murder of a transgender rights activist, Cynthia Nicole, 32, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting [R1.2].

In March 2002, gay men and transgender people were reported to have been targeted for harassment in San Pedro Sula, the country's industrial center and second largest city [R1.3].

R1.1 MCV: "Transgender fear in Honduras"
R1.2 Southern Star: "Honduran Trans Activist Murdered" 22 JAN 09
R1.3 Agua Buena Human Rights Association: "Zero Tolerance" for Gays in Honduras 04 MAR 02
HIV Aids Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In September 2002, the Honduran Ministry of Health committed a serious human rights violation against four Honduran people living with HIV/AIDS who had received "medidas cautelares" ("temporary protective orders") from the Interamerican Human Rights Commission in Washington, by releasing their names to a Tegucigalpa (Honduras) newspaper called La Prensa [R1].

R1 Association Agua Buena: "Honduran Government Blocks Human Rights Commission Actions with Threats, Intimidation Against People with HIV/AIDS" 28 DEC 02

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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is believed to have been decriminalised [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: "State-Sponsored Homophobia" MAY 08
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In June 2009, Human Rights Watch called on Honduran officials to end what it calls an "epidemic" of violence against transgender people, investigate cases of abuses and prosecute those responsible [R1.1].

In January 2009, Human Rights Watch called on Honduran authorities to fully investigate the murder of a transgender rights activist, Cynthia Nicole, 32, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting [R1.2].

In March 2002, gay men and transgender people were reported to have been targeted for harassment in San Pedro Sula, the country's industrial center and second largest city [R1.3].

R1.1 MCV: "Transgender fear in Honduras"
R1.2 Southern Star: "Honduran Trans Activist Murdered" 22 JAN 09
R1.3 Agua Buena Human Rights Association: "Zero Tolerance" for Gays in Honduras 04 MAR 02
Violence: Bullying, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Vilification Legislation/Cases/References
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1.

National

In March 2002, gay men and transgender people were reported to have been targeted for harassment in San Pedro Sula, the country's industrial center and second largest city [R1].

R1 Agua Buena Human Rights Association: "Zero Tolerance" for Gays in Honduras 04 MAR 02

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