Getting ready for a gay night out in Beirut. Sincejudges have interpreted Article to apply to homosexuality. What happens if you suffer from illness, injury, theft or a cancellation? Helem was set up as an underground movement nearly 20 years ago and, despite never having received official registration by the authorities, has clung to life. In his ruling, Judge Maalouf referred to a penal code provision protecting freedom of expression, Articlewhich states that "an act undertaken in exercise of a right without abuse shall not be regarded as an offense. LGBT rights in Lebanon.
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MSMs allowed to donate blood. Youmna Makhlouf, one of the lawyers representing the accused on behalf of the Beirut-based rights group Legal Agenda, said the case is significant because appeals court rulings carry a moral authority and are likely to serve as precedent for lower courts. February 2, News Release. As a practical matter, enforcement of the law had been varied and often occurred through occasional police arrests. Inthe police broke into a woman's house after her mother claimed that her daughter had stolen some money and jewelry. But the good news does come with the sting of reality. If you click on them, we may receive compensation which keeps our website alive and helps us bring you to more destinations.
On 28 Januarya court in the municipality of Jdeideh ruled out a case against a transgender woman accused of having an "unnatural" sexual relationship with a man. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches. We are also offering a free ebook revealing the 10 best apps every gay traveller should have. Along with improved women's rights and economic rights, it has made decriminalizing homosexuality part of its election platform. In other words, being gay in Lebanon won't get you arrested with risk of death as it would in say, Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Iranand neither is it as restrictive as in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Helem had lost its community centre, its offices, all of its funds. Beirut — A district court of appeal in Lebanon issued a groundbreaking ruling on July 12,that consensual sex between people of the same sex is not unlawful, Human Rights Watch said.