• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Belize

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Current status
(since Aug 10, 2016)
Legal
Just got legalized.
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Jan 1, 2003–Aug 10, 2016
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
The Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code states that all kinds of sexual acts, except for the natural sex, are illegal. People found guilty are liable for a 10-year imprisonment. "Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person ... shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years." Moreover, homosexual immigrants are prohibited an entry to the country.
Sources:
belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/… (Section 53)
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Same-sex marriage in Belize

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2003)
Not legal
Homosexuality is illegal in Belize.
Sources:
"http://76crimes.com/2013/05/07/belize-challenge-to-anti-gay-law-140-characters-at-a-time/
theguardian.com/world/2013/…
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Right to change legal gender in Belize

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Current status
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Belize

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Belize

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Illegal in some contexts
only in the cases of sexual orientation.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Belize

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Sexual orientation only
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Belize

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Sexual orientation only
Only in employment.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belize

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Current status
Legal
in most of the industrial worlds.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Belize

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Current status
(since Aug 10, 2016)
Equal
got equalized when the supreme court struck down the sodomy law.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Belize

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
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Conversion therapy in Belize

?
Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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