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RÉUNION

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Access to Children
Adoption of Children
Age of Consent
Anti-Vilification
Artifical Insemination
Assisted Reproduction
Asylum / Refugees
  Civil Unions
Custody of Children
Discrimination
Fostering Children
Gender Identity
Harassment
Hate Crimes
  HIV/Aids
Homosexuality
Immigration
Inheritance
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Marriage
Military
  Parenting
Partners
Property
Sodomy
Transgender, Transsexual
Violence
Wrongful Death

Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas departments of France.
Réunion is also one of the 27 regions of France (being an overseas region) and
an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those situated on the European mainland.

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1982, consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful at age fifteen (15) years [R1.1].

The French Penal Code provides:

Article 227-25: "The commission without violence, constraint, threat or surprise of a sexual offence by an adult on the person of a child under fifteen years of age is punished by five years' imprisonment and a fine of €75,000."

L1.1 LegiFrance: Code Pénal: Article 227-25
Civil Unions, Partners: Registered, Domestic Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1999, same-sex couples were offered some rights of marriage [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF 16 MAY 12
Hate Crimes Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 2005, incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation became unlawful [R1.2].

In 2003, hate crimes based on sexual orientation became considered an aggravating circumstance [R1.1]

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF 16 MAY 12
R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF 16 MAY 12
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

In 1982, consensual sex between same-sex couples was lawful [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF 16 MAY 12

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