French Polynesia LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

The age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples was reportedly equalised in 1982 [R1.1] at age 16 years [R1.2].

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
R1.2 AVERT: Worldwide Ages of Consent (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Hate Crimes Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In 2005, incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation prohibited [R1.1]

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

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 380.516kb, PDF MAY 11
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is reportedly lawful [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. Courts & Tribunals

On 01 September 2011, the mayor of Taputapuatea, was fined $5,000 by the Court of Appeal of Papeete for refusing to marry a couple after learning that one of the partners is transgender [R1.1]

R1.1 The Advocate: Mayor Fined in Tahiti for Refusing to Officiate Wedding 02 SEP 11