Entry #11261: Homosexual activity in Indonesia

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RegionIndonesia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateAug 9, 2001
End Datenow
DescriptionHomosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of the Aceh province. The Indonesian National law does not criminalize homosexuality ,does not have a sodomy law and do not currently criminalize private , non commercial gay acts among consenting adults. Since 2002 , the Indonesian government gave the Aceh province the right to introduce a special autonomy for the province , which enables Aceh to have sharia law. The northernmost province of Aceh proceeded to enact a sharia based anti homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having Gay sex with 100 lashes or equivalent to 8 years in prison . Though , the Indonesian law does not criminalize homosexuality an overbroad interpreration of the pornography act , coupled with government action has enabled the police to use in targetting LGBT people .
Sourceshttps://jdih.acehprov.go.id/qanun/Qanun_Aceh_Nomor_6_Tahun_2014_tentang_Hukum_Jinayat.pdf https://www.hukumonline.com/klinik/detail/ulasan/lt552a63ea8f052/apakah-homoseksual-bisa-dipidana/


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NoteHomosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of the Aceh province. The Indonesian National law does not criminalize homosexuality ,does not have a sodomy law and do not currently criminalize private , non commercial gay acts among consenting adults. While Indonesian has allowed private and consensual relations between persons of the same sex, it has a higher age of consent for same sex relations than for heterosexual relations since 1993 (17 for heterosexuals , 18 for homosexuals). Since 2002 , the Indonesian government gave the Aceh province the right to introduce a special autonomy for the province , which enables Aceh to have sharia law. The northernmost province of Aceh proceeded to enact a sharia based anti homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having Gay sex with 100 lashes . Though , the Indonesian law does not criminalize homosexuality an overbroad interpreration of the pornography act , coupled with government action has enabled the police to use in targetting LGBT people .Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of the Aceh province. The Indonesian National law does not criminalize homosexuality ,does not have a sodomy law and do not currently criminalize private , non commercial gay acts among consenting adults. Since 2002 , the Indonesian government gave the Aceh province the right to introduce a special autonomy for the province , which enables Aceh to have sharia law. The northernmost province of Aceh proceeded to enact a sharia based anti homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having Gay sex with 100 lashes or equivalent to 8 years in prison . Though , the Indonesian law does not criminalize homosexuality an overbroad interpreration of the pornography act , coupled with government action has enabled the police to use in targetting LGBT people .

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Start Date1945-08-182001-08-09

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