Laos LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
(see also PARTNERS)
1. National

The age of simple majority is eighteen (18) years for both males and females [R1.1].

R1.1 Interpol: Sexual offences against children Spring 06
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is now believed to be lawful in Laos [R1.1].

Article 129, Penal Code

An individual that has sexual relations with a girl or a boy whose age is under fifteen (15) will be imprisoned from one (1) to five (5) years, and fined from two (2) to five (5) million kips [R1.2].

R1.1 ILGA: “State-Sponsored Homophobia” MAY 08
R1.2 Interpol: Sexual offences against children Spring 06