Top 10 African Countries Where Being Gay is Legal

South Africa was the first African country to legalize gay marriage in 2006.

The following chart summarizes the treatment of homosexuality in the laws of forty-nine African nations.  The provisions on criminal penalties only include penalties for acts involving adults, as all nations penalize sexual acts, whether homosexual or heterosexual, involving children.  Of the jurisdictions surveyed, only South Africa affirmatively permits same-sex marriage


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