Entry #11299: Equal age of consent in Isle of Man

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RegionIsle of Man
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusUnequal
Start Date1992
End Date2006
DescriptionThe Sexual Offences Act 1992 decriminalised homosexual activity but set the age of consent for same sex male couples to 21, which was reduced to 18 in 2001 by the Criminal Justice Act 2001, compared to 16 for heterosexual couples.
Sourceshttps://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/1992/1992-0006/SexualOffencesAct1992.pdf
https://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/2001/2001-0004/CriminalJusticeAct2001.pdf


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Original entry
StatusUnequal
Start Date1992
End Date2006
DescriptionThe Sexual Offences Act 1992 decriminalised homosexual activity but set the age of consent for same sex male couples to 21, which was reduced to 18 in 2001 by the Criminal Justice Act 2001, compared to 16 for heterosexual couples.
Sourceshttps://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/1992/1992-0006/SexualOffencesAct1992.pdf https://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/2001/2001-0004/CriminalJusticeAct2001.pdf