Honduras

Male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Honduras, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples. Both same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples have been constitutionally banned since 2005. 

Before the November 2017 elections, three candidates from the National Party and the Christian Democratic Party announced their support for same-sex marriage, adding that they would be open to introducing a same-sex marriage bill to the National Congress.

Honduras’ best-known LGBT leader, 27-year-old Walter Trochez, was assassinated by state security forces in December 2009 for having launched a public campaign calling attention to the wave of anti-gay murders, which began following the June 2009 coup d’etat that overthrew the constitutionally-elected left-wing Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya.

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

Same sex marriage or civil union: No

Discrimination protection

NRHI inclusive of sexual orientation: Yes

Constitution protection: Yes

Employment protection: Yes

Hate crimes law: Yes

Incitement: No

Other protection: No

LGBT organizations/networks

La Asociación LGTB Arcoíris de Honduras: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lgtp.arcoiris/about/?ref=page_internal

Jovenes Innovadores Honduras: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jovenes-Innovadores-Honduras-230842623649752/about/?ref=page_internal