Same-sex relationships are still a crime in 69 countries

Updated 9:49 AM ET, Fri September 7, 2018

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(CNN)India has struck down a colonial-era law punishing consensual gay sex, but there are still 69 other countries with laws on the books that criminalize same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults.

Some countries, such as Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates, jail people in openly same-sex relationships for decades. And in Iran, Sudan and Yemen, they can end up on death row.
Of the 193 countries recognized by the United Nations, the following criminalize same-sex relations, according to the Geneva-based International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, which advocates on behalf of more than 1,300 member organizations across the world.

Africa

Algeria
Angola
    Botswana
    Comoros
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Kenya
    Liberia
    Libya
    Malawi
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Morocco
    Namibia
    Nigeria
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Tanzania
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

    Americas

    Antigua and Barbuda
    Barbados
    Dominica
    Grenada
    Guyana
    Jamaica
    St. Kitts & Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    Asia

    Afghanistan
    Bangladesh
    Bhutan
    Brunei Darussalam
    Iran
    Iraq
    Kuwait
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
      Maldives
      Myanmar
      Oman
      Pakistan
      Qatar