Gabon LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

The age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples is believed to be 18 years [R1.1].

R1.1 AVERT: Worldwide Ages of Consent (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Interpol: Sexual Offences Against Children (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples has reportedly never been criminalised [R1.2]

In December 2008, Gabon co-sponsored and signed the non-binding UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality, one of only six African countries to do so [R1.1].

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
R1.1 GayStarNews: Six men arrested for gay wedding in Gabon 17 JAN 14
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

On 17 January 2014, it was reported that – despite same-sex weddings and gay sex not being explicitly illegal in the African country – police arrested six men on grounds of ‘obscenity’, for allegedly having a gay wedding on 29 December. The men were held for one night, without bringing charges against them after it was determining that no customery marriage had occurred [R1.1].

R1.1 GayStarNews: Six men arrested for gay wedding in Gabon 17 JAN 14