Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.
President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Prime minister: Yahya Ould Hademine
Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya
Government: Islamic republic
Official language: Arabic
Homosexuality in Mauritius is a complex and vague in the legal aspect in the republic. Although, the law does not mention homosexuality being illegal or legal (being silent on the topic), sodomy is illegal and banned by the laws of the county. The nation was one of the 66 signatories of support for the UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity, which failed to pass. Although same-sex relationships are not recognized, homosexuals are protected from any kind of discrimination with the constitution guaranteeing the right of individuals to private life.
According to an unofficial translation of Section 250 of the Mauritius Criminal Code of 1838, “Any person who is guilty of the crime of sodomy … shall be liable to penal servitude for a term not exceeding 5 years.
The Equal Opportunities Act 2008 prohibits employers from discriminating against persons based on their sexual orientation, with “sexual orientation” being defined to mean “homosexuality (including lesbianism), bisexuality or heterosexuality.