The government did not acknowledge a pattern of attacks nor take measures to ensure safety for individuals publicly named. Paragraph — The following persons are punishable by a period of detention not exceeding 1 year plus a fine not exceeding dinars or by one of those penalties: Groups and individuals filed thirteen friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the plaintiffs in Doe v. Several clauses throughout the revised document assert that Islam will be the foundation of the law and that various civil liberties shall be limited by "public morality". Defendants filed a notice of appeal to the D. It has been suggested that physical and sexual violence against homosexuals has increased since the US withdrawal from Iraqwith militias and the police in particular, despite the legal nature of homosexuality, now engaging more in anti-homosexual violence. The incident took place on the outskirts of Jounieh.
Screengrab of a video showing two transgender women being assaulted in Jounieh, a town in northern Lebanon on July 18,
LGBT rights in Iraq
In the ancient Assyrian society, the Almanac of Incantations featured prayers praising the equality of love between heterosexual and gay male couples. The law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address The Defendants-Appellants filed their opening brief in the D. There were minimal government efforts to address this discrimination. Homosexuality per se was not a crime, but could be justification for government discrimination and harassment under laws designed to protect national security and public morality. One Lebanese dollar is equivalent to roughly 0. Article 40 Section 2 — A legal separation may be granted if either spouse is unfaithful, with the act of homosexuality included as an example of being unfaithful.
Paragraph — Any person who produces, imports, exports or obtains a picture, written material or sign with intent to trade, distribute, display or exhibit such material, which, by its nature, endangers the public security or brings the country into disrepute unless he was acting in good faith is punishable by detention plus a fine not exceeding dinars or by one of those penalties. At year's end[,] authorities had not announced any other arrests or prosecutions of any persons for violence against LGBT individuals, including cases reported in Article 7 - The couple seeking to marry must produce medical documents that prove that they are not infected with AIDS. Archived from the original on There were minimal government efforts to address this discrimination.