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5 Muslim Countries Where Gays Are Not Prosecuted by the Law

Categories: East Asia, Eastern & Central Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Albania, Indonesia, Jordan, Mali, Turkey, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Good News, Law, LGBTQ+

The LGBT Muslims blog identified 5 Muslim nations where the legal system does not outlaw homosexuality [1]. 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.