Lebanon urged to abolish anti-LGBT law, after military acquits soldiers on ‘sodomy’ charges


Lebanon has been urged to abolish a law criminalising homosexuality after the top military prosecutor declined to prosecute a “sodomy” case. The rights group called the decision, which was publicised Monday, a “positive development”, according to AP. A decades-old law punishes sexual relations “contrary to nature” with up to one year in prison, however, the law is rarely enforced in Lebanon, which is less conservative than other countries in the region. Civilian courts have challenged the law in recent years, but this is the first such challenge from a military prosecutor.

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