5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

The LGBT Muslims blog identified 5 Muslim nations where the legal system does not outlaw homosexuality. The 5 countries are : Mali, Jordan, Indonesia, Turkey and Albania. While the law in these countries does not criminalize gay lifestyles, the LGBT Muslims blog points out that LGBT communities still suffer from discrimination and non-negligible pressure to remain discreet regarding their lifestyles. Still, the main take away lesson is that gay rights may be more advanced than most would believe in the aforementioned countries. 


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  • Ronnie

    Anyone who thinks the absence of a law means there is no criminalization of gay lifestyles obviously has no clue about the issue. Jordanian police for example regularly raid gay parties and establishments rumored to cater for gay clientele while at the same time not requiring a law against it. When asked, Jordanian officials do not admit to the presence of gay individuals within their society to begin with. The only way to “advance” gay rights is to have legislation that acknowledges and protects them. Not having a law against homosexuality has NOTHING to do with the amount of state and security based discrimination and criminalization that gay people face. Indonesia and Mali are not that much better.

    Whoever posted this please do some research first, what a ridiculous and misleading post.

    • Scott Kerpen

      I agree with what you are saying but unfortunately forcing through legislation doesn’t work. The root of real change comes from the people, not the establishment. Improved legislation for gay rights in Brazil has resulted in more attacks and murders than ever before because the people are not ready for the changes that have been made. If the government wants to legislate anything the media is always a good start. Alternative ideas and discourses in the media may help generate support for new legislation over time.

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