• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Antigua and Barbuda

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Jan 1, 1995–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
5-15 years in prison. Not enforced. Required legalization under 2018 IACHR ruling. Police have to undergo sensitivity training.
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Jan 1, 1995–Feb 11, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Fifteen years in prison if committed by adult; five years if committed by minor.
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Current status
(since 1995)
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Sexual Offences Act of 1995 (Act No. 9)
Buggery
Article 12.
“(1) A person who commits buggery is guilty of an offence and
is liable on conviction to imprisonment -
(a) for life, if committed by an adult on a minor;
(b) for  fteen years, if committed by an adult on another adult;
(c) for  ve years, if committed by a minor.
(2) In this section “buggery” means sexual intercourse per
anum by a male person with a male person or by a male
person with a female person.”
Serious indecency
Article 15. “(1) A person who commits an act of serious
indecency on or towards another is guilty of an offence and is
liable on conviction to imprisonment -
(a) for ten years, if committed on or towards a minor under
sixteen years of age;
(b) for  ve years, if committed on or towards a person sixteen
years of age or more,
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an act of serious indecency
committed in private between -
(a) a husband and his wife; or
(b) a male person and a female person each of whom is
sixteen years of age or more;
(3) An act of “serious indecency” is an act, other than sexual
intercourse (whether natural or unnatural), by a person
involving the use of genital organ for the purpose of arousing
or gratifying sexual desire.”
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Same-sex marriage in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Legalization required by the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Under 2018 IACHR ruling.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Ambiguous
Full Legalization required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Single only
Must be residents of the country.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
No protections
Cops force believes that gay people should be locked up
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LGBT employment discrimination in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Legal
Unofficial don't ask don't tell because same sex activity is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
(since 1995)
Unequal
See first note above.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Antigua and Barbuda

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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