LGBTQ Rights graffiti spray-painted at a protest web site in downtown Beirut. December 22, 2019. © 2019 Marwan Tahtah for Human Rights Watch
Again in 2014, a choose bravely dismissed a case towards a transgender girl on the premise that article 534, which prohibits sexual relations that “contradict the legal guidelines of nature”, can’t be used towards homosexuals. This marked a small but short-lived win for the LGBTQ+ group in Lebanon.
In truth, private freedoms have been on the decline in previous years in Lebanon and the LGBTQ+ group has come underneath assault not too long ago by a number of political and non secular sides. Rainbow muffins at the moment are a nationwide risk, our Tradition Minister desires to introduce an idiotic legislation towards sexual deviancy promotion and MP Ashraf Rifi desires to rectify article 534 to verify lesbian relationships are additionally criminalized.
In different phrases, as a substitute of abolishing this outdated legislation, he desires to make it even worse.
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