Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Jordan face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT persons. In the Ancient times of Jordan, according to traditional Biblical accounts, Jewish scriptures and Islamic jurisprudence interpretations was the first place in the world where the same-sex activity was recorded in recorded times of human history, the story told by prophet Lot. However, until recently, the International Day Against Transphobia and Biphobia in 2014 and 2015 in the Jordanian capital, Amman, was troubling, primarily for educational purposes and for the community to raise voice and discuss challenges. Events were being held. LG GTT in Jordan Many activists and members of the Jordanian society and LG GTT allies attended.
Criminal Law[change | change source]
In 1951, an analysis of Jordan's Surgical Code legalized the legalization of private, adult, non-commercial, and voluntary physical laws.
Jordan's penal code no longer allows family members to honour kill or maim any member of their family, which is interpreted as "Illegal" sexual intercourse in the whole family. By 2013, the newly revised Penal Code makes unlawful murder, unlawful killing legal.
Jordan was under the Ottoman Empire, where Homosexuality was condemned by the committee 75 years ago, but between 1922 and 1945 the country was ruled by a League of Nations. However, in 1951 the new nation legalized Homosexuality. The Jordanian government also tolerates a few cafes in Amman that are widely considered to be gay friendly. The revised edition in 2004 has a few provisions of direct impact on LGBT rights. First, the content ban on "sexual perversion" has been replaced with a general requirement that the press "respect the values of ... the Arab and Islamic nation" and that the press must also avoid encroaching into people's private lives.
'"Jordan is considered an open-minded country and when it comes to cities, tolerance is even higher," said the editor of a Gay magazine, located in the capital, My Single, based in Italian. "And considering the fact that this is an Islamic country, the ethics of culture can be a huge pressure for a lot of people to face a lot of pressure, but it's a lot of my friends and other LGGTIs. It never stops people from coming in and out, he added.
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