• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

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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Jan 1, 2003–Sep 8, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Latin American court ruled that all countries in Latin America have to legalize Gay Marriage. Gay marriage pending. Under 2018 IACHR Ruling.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Belize

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Current status
Ambiguous
Full legalization required under 2018 IACHR ruling. Legalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Belize

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Belize

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

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full protections since 2016
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Belize

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 2016)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belize

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Current status
Legal
No laws making it illegal and they have discrimination protections.
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

?
Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Belize

?
Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log



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