The Universal Periodic Review, EPU 2020 accuses the State of Honduras of promoting hatred towards LGTB + people
GAYLES.TV.- Universal Periodic Review, UPR 2020 points to Honduras State as the person responsible for taking legislative measures that promote irrational hatred about the sexual orientation and identity of LGTB + people.
El Article 112 which indicates that "Se recognizes the right of men and women, who have the quality of such naturally, to marry each other, as well as the legal equality of the spouses. Only civil marriage celebrated before a competent official and with the conditions required by law is valid. The de facto union between persons equally capable of contracting marriage is recognized. The Law will indicate the conditions for the effects of marriage to take effect. Marriage and de facto union between persons of the same sex are prohibited. Marriages or de facto unions between people of the same sex celebrated or recognized under the laws of other countries will not be valid in Honduras".
And the Article 116 pray that "The right of adoption is recognized for people united by marriage or common law. It is forbidden to give up for adoption boys or girls to marriages or unions made by people of the same sex. The law will regulate this institution".
According to the press release of the Coalition against Impunity, against the UPR "instead of taking measures to recognize the rights of the LGBTI population, it has taken legislative measures that openly promote homolesbotransphobia".
The coordinator of the LGBT Rainbow Association, Donny Reyes, has stated that "the situation of the community is colored by ant due to the governmental indifference of the state entities in the search for structural solutions according to the issue of discrimination and violence against the population".
At least 325 LGBTI people murdered in Honduras since 2009
More than 90% of hate crimes against sexual minorities go unpunished. In 2019, 21 LGBT + people were murdered in Honduras. At least 325 members from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBT +) community they were killed in Honduras between 2009 and 2019, as reported by the National Commissioner for Human Rights.
People LGBTI en Honduras they face certain legal and social challenges not experienced by other residents. Homosexuality is legal since 1899, however, people LGBT + Hondurans still face discrimination and violence due to their sexual orientation or gender identity Same-sex couples have been banned from marriage since 2005.