×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Gay Marriage | anti-gay | laws | strictest | countries

Top 5 Countries With Strictest Anti-Gay Laws

By    |   Monday, 15 June 2015 05:53 PM

While a large movement not just in the United States but across the world is stirring to provide LGBT liberties, many nations have strict anti-gay laws.

Most of the countries with the severest policies against same-sex couples have large Muslim populations and are influenced by Sharia law, which states that homosexuals should be put to death. Many times, however, these sentences are performed in some of the cruelest manners.

Here are the five countries with the strictest gay laws:

Vote Now: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal in All 50 States?

1. Iran

Anti-gay laws in Iran dictate those found guilty of sexual relationships with a member of the same gender will be put to death. Two young boys were accused of homosexuality in 2005. Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni were killed even though protests and official notes from foreign nations protested the sentence.

National Geographic noted individuals who kiss an individual of the same sex in public can receive up to 60 lashes as well.

2. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia also sentences those in same-sex relationships to the death penalty. A case in 2000 gathered many protests as an individual was beheaded in public with a sword for what the country deemed to be a crime. Whipping and death by public stoning are anti-gay laws as well.

3. United Arab Emirates

The UAE puts homosexuals to death. Lesbians from Bulgaria and Lebanon charged with unnatural public hugs and kisses were deported after a month in prison, but UAE citizens can be executed by beheading typically.

Tell Us: Should the States or the Federal Government Decide the Legality of Gay Marriage?

4. Mauritania

This country is one of four African nations that have the death penalty for homosexuals. According to BuzzFeed, Mauritania's Article 308 states, “Any adult Muslim man who commits an indecent act or an act against nature with an individual of his sex will face the penalty of death by public stoning.”

5. Nigeria

Twelve northern states in Nigeria are under Sharia law. Anti-gay laws say men can receive the death penalty, and women may be whipped or imprisoned. The rest of the states punish gay and lesbian relations with 14 years in jail, BuzzFeed noted. An individual can even get half of that if they attempt to take part in the act. Additionally, it is illegal for Nigerians to join “gay clubs or organizations,” receiving up to 10 years if they do.

Vote Now: Was the Supreme Court Right to Strike Down the Defense of Marriage Act?

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


FastFeatures
While a large movement not just in the United States but across the world is stirring to provide LGBT liberties, many nations have strict anti-gay laws.
anti-gay, laws, strictest, countries
421
2015-53-15
Monday, 15 June 2015 05:53 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved