On 15 December 2016, it was reported that MPs voted 111 to 1 with 4 abstentions to pass the new penal code under which homosexuality is a misdemeanor offence for which the maximum punishment is now a fine. Previously it was proposed to make gay sex a felony, punishable by 15 to 20 years in prison [R1.3].
On 23 September 2014, it was reported that government ministers voted to make same-sex relations a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The decision, is yet to be ratified by the country’s president [R1.2].
Consensual sex between same-sex couples had never been criminalised in Chad [R1.1].