When Raqqa falls, Daesh will no longer qualify as a de facto country and this blog will remove it from the list below.ILGA’s figure of 72 countries was down 22 percent from the total of 92 countries in 2006, when the global rights group began documenting the laws that are used to persecute LGBT people.The categorical prohibitions of incest and polygamy persist in part because people who commit either act are commonly reduced to that act (which is viewed as morally reprehensible) and, in turn, are not viewed as worthy of respect as people.

Both Seychelles and Nauru repealed their anti-gay laws in May 2016. 10, 2016, the Supreme Court in Belize overturned that nation’s anti-sodomy law as applied to consensual sex. Uncertainty surrounds the situation in at least three other countries: This blog’s total would be 78 countries if it were to include Russia and Lithuania, two countries that do not have laws against homosexual acts but do have repressive laws against “propaganda of homosexuality.” Libya and Nigeria have similar anti-propaganda laws, but also prohibit same-sex relations, so they are already on the list.

Back in 2012, based on a separate, nearly complete count, St.

Ralph Richard Banks, the Jackson Eli Reynolds professor of law at Stanford Law School, teaches employment discrimination law and is the author of the forthcoming book, "Is Marriage for White People?

How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone." Updated July 3, 2011, PM Not long ago, the prohibition of same-sex marriage, like the prohibition of interracial marriage before it, was so deeply ingrained in our social fabric and legal understandings that the recent turnabout by the New York State Legislature might have seemed unimaginable.

Conservative state legislators refuse to repeal the laws and, in some cases, police occasionally still arrest people on the basis of them.

In the past several years more than a dozen LGBT people were arrested for violating those laws, but the arrestees were freed because prosecutors won’t seek convictions based on laws that have been ruled unconstitutional.This blog also includes on its 76-country list: ILGA includes those three on its “Same-Sex Sexual Acts Illegal” list, but doesn’t include them in its 72-country overview.As of the publication of the 2016 edition of ILGA’s State-Sponsored Homophobia report, ILGA’s list numbered 75.Click on the image for the blog’s list of 168 people in prison or awaiting trial for homosexuality." data-medium-file="https://i0com/76crimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jailed-link.jpg? fit=233,288&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0com/76crimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jailed-link.jpg? fit=233,288&ssl=1" class="size-full wp-image-4268" src="https://i0com/76crimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jailed-link.jpg? resize=233,288&ssl=1" alt="Jailed-link" width="233" height="288" data-recalc-dims="1" / A total of 72 countries have criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people, according to a tally by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA.In a similar tally by the Erasing 76 Crimes blog, a total of 76 countries have such laws.