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Seychelles: Same-sex wedding, but anti-gay law remains

Lindsay Skoll, British high commissioner in Seychelles, performed a same-sex wedding there on June 13 (Photo by Patrick Joubert courtesy of the Seychelles News Agency)

Lindsay Skoll, British high commissioner in Seychelles, performed a same-sex wedding there on June 13 (Photo by Patrick Joubert courtesy of the Seychelles News Agency)

A same-sex wedding was conducted in Seychelles on June 13, 2015, on British territory (the British high commissioner’s residence). Seychelles laws currently have no provision for marriage equality.

Seychelles does not prosecute anyone under the nation’s anti-sodomy law and has promised to repeal it. But so far that has not happened.

The island nation in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar, committed itself to repeal in a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in 2011.

The unenforced law provides for  prison sentences of up to 14 years for same-sex intimacy.

2 thoughts on “Seychelles: Same-sex wedding, but anti-gay law remains

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