Morocco

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco. Morocco's statute and culture towards LGBT issues stands in stark contrast to neighboring Spain.

None of the major or minor political parties have made public statements in favor of LGBT-rights and no LGBT rights legislation has been enacted. Government attitudes towards homosexuality tend to be negative, in keeping with the cultures traditional gender roles and religious mores. It has banned books on homosexuality and required schools to teach a curriculum that emphasises the danger and depravity of unnatural acts.

 

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Not legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years

Female to female relationships: Not legal

Marriage and substitutes for marriage: No law

Adoption: No

More on the law of Morocco at ilga.org

 

Legal incidents

Information about the social climate for LGBT people in Morocco at ilga.org

 

LGBT organizations/networks

Kifkif: No official website

Kifkif is the only organization to advocate on behalf of the LGBT community in Morocco and publishes the Mithly magazine in Spain. Established in 2004, it has not been given legal recognition by the Department of the Interior, but it has been unofficially permitted to organize certain educational seminars

 

Conventions

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