Unequal Protection: Gay Rights Around The World

Published September 18, 2015
Updated December 19, 2021
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Gay rights around the world. Image Source: chersonandmolschky.com

Gay rights are a flashpoint in what can be described as a global culture war, and in many ways a country’s stance on gay rights can serve as a somewhat reliable indicator of that nation’s overall quality of life. After all, it’s hard to build a successful economy in an environment where some citizens are more or less arbitrarily deprived of equal protection under the law—and when international investors, diplomats, as well as tourists are increasingly punishing nations that discriminate against gays.

To be fair, some countries seem to be passing through a transitional period, with some recognition of gay rights and minimal open persecution. Others, however, remain firmly entrenched in their ways and seem determined to keep the closet door firmly locked. We look at all of these countries below:

Gay Rights Supreme Court
Gay Rights French Protest
Gay Rights Gay Mexico
Gay Rights German Parents
Unequal Protection: Gay Rights Around The World
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Richard Stockton
Richard Stockton is a freelance science and technology writer from Sacramento, California.