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In Mauritius same-sex relationships are not legally recognised and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights in Mauritius are legally complicated and somewhat vague. While the LGBT community are protected from discrimination by law and individuals have a constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy, and Mauritius was one of 65 countries that signed the UN Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, at the same time, 'sodomy' remains illegal. Furthermore despite a generally young and progressive population, Mauritian society is relatively conservative and public displays of affection, regardless of sexual orientation are not advised. Consequently, those who maintain a gay lifestyle often do so secretly. The tourism industry however is more progressive and there are not usually any problems with same-sex couples sharing hotel rooms and many hotels offer honeymoons for same-sex couples and weddings, though because of Mauritius law they are not legally recognised and the Civil Status Office will not conduct same-sex marriages.