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.
Does LIBERIA recognize your same-sex marriage from another country?
The majority of people visiting this site have said No
Yes, but as an unequal civil union
Yes, but as an equal civil union
The debate concerning gay practice or advocacy for same sex marriage, has loomed in Liberia for the past two years, involving ordinary citizens, leaders of both Muslim and Christian communities as well as the Executive and Legislature, but without legitimization of any national stance. >>>
Homosexual practice has existed in Liberia for decades, according to some experts, but it has come to bitter public fight when a Liberian who claims not to be a gay assumed a pioneering proponent role for same-sex marriage this year. >>>
This week, homophobic rhetoric in Liberia once again reared its ugly head when a flier publicizing a "hit list" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals was distributed in Monrovia. It appears that "kicking gays out of Liberia" as the flier said, is the latest pre-occupation in a country that has survived almost 20 years of violent internal conflict that claimed many lives and devastated the economy. One would think there would be more pressing concerns in Liberia. >>>
When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recently expressed in an interview opposition to LGBT rights -- specifically decriminalization -- and was vague about support for increased criminal penalties for LGBT people, a shockwave was felt around the world. LGBT Liberians everywhere and all who have great respect for Sirleaf -- a former political prisoner herself -- were appalled and saddened. Such a narrow and discriminatory view from a revered and world-honored leader is unfathomable. >>>
Former Liberian first lady Jewel Howard Taylor has introduced a bill seeking to amend laws to prohibit gay marriage and further making homosexuality liable to a death sentence, amid a raging debate over gay rights in the country.
Cllr. Jerome Verdier, Sr., has called on the government of Liberia, the Liberian people, and the Liberian Council of Churches to rally against the legalization of gay and lesbian practices in Liberia. >>>