Retrieved from " https: Indonesia does have a reputation as being a relatively moderate and tolerant Muslim nation, which does have some application to LGBT people. Indonesian law does not recognise same-sex marriagecivil unions or domestic partnership benefits. The Law Against Pornography and Pornoaction prohibits "…any writing or audio-visual presentation — including songs, poetry, films, paintings, and photographs that show or suggest sexual relations between persons of the same sex. Achmad Syalaby ed. The petitioner sought to erase the term "underage" in articlein order to persecute all same-sex sexual conducts of all ages, including among consenting adults.
Legal nationwide, except the provinces of Aceh and for Muslims in the city of Palembang in South Sumatra.
In Yogyakartaon February23 LGBT activists were roughed up by police, who told local media they stopped them from holding a rally to avoid a clash with a hardline Muslim group holding an anti-LGBT protest nearby. Discrimination, harassment, even violence directed at transgender people is not uncommon. Recent statements by the Indonesian Psychiatric Association IPA in which the organization appears to classify gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people as mentally ill, are counter to scientific understanding and could encourage violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Indonesia allows its provincial governments to establish certain Islamic-based laws, such as criminal sanctions for homosexuality.