Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km² in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru.
Capital: Maseru Prime minister: Tom Thabane Currency: Lesotho loti King: Letsie III of Lesotho Population: 2.074 million (2013) Official languages: Southern Sotho, English
In 2012, male same-sex activity was legalized in Lesotho.
Male same-sex activity had previously been illegal in Lesotho as a common law offence, but had not been enforced. Female same-sex sexual activity has never been outlawed.
Same-sex sexual activity legal?
Legal since 2012
No specific protection
No specific provisions
Same-sex marriage not allowed
Joint adoption by same-sex couples not allowed. Single men not allowed.