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Map: Countries where homosexuality is a crime

Last Updated: Feb. 25, 2014

In February 2014, Uganda's president signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison.

Global bisexual, lesbian and gay rights have made tremendous gains over the last few years in certain countries, but in 70-plus nations around the world individuals who belong to any of these groups can still be punished and prosecuted as result of their sexual orientation.

In seven of these countries, same-sex acts are punishable by death.

The interactive map below shows some of the more prominent countries legal reaction to same-sex relations and the type of punishment imposed.

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