Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in SAMOA?
Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against
Yes, my children have been discriminated against
Yes, we have all been discriminated against
The Samoa Law Reform Commission says it hopes to hear soon whether the government has backed its recommendation to repeal laws that prohibit sodomy between two males, and the
wearing of women's clothing by men. >>>
Key issues that were addressed were the widespread violence against women; difficulties of dealing with the impact of climate change especially on the implementation of human rights; the low rate of ratified or signed international human rights treaties; discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people; ill-treatment of children, including corporal punishment at home and in schools; and the exploitation of children with regards to child labour. >>>