Entry #1818: Same-sex marriage in Belize

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IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusNot legal
Start DateJan 1, 2003
End Datenow
DescriptionThe legal system in Belize does not recognise same sex marriages or civil unions.
Sourceshttps://outrightinternational.org/content/belize-strengthening-lgbt-families-against-social-inequality http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/02/belize-gay-rights-supreme-court

Revision History (2)

Revision by beeurd

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NoteHomosexuality is illegal in Belize.The legal system in Belize does not recognise same sex marriages or civil unions.
Sources"http://76crimes.com/2013/05/07/belize-challenge-to-anti-gay-law-140-characters-at-a-time/ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/02/belize-gay-rights-supreme-court"https://outrightinternational.org/content/belize-strengthening-lgbt-families-against-social-inequality http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/02/belize-gay-rights-supreme-court

Revision by danlev

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NoteThe 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.Homosexuality is illegal in Belize.
Reports (7)
  • Note field is incorrect "Gay marriage is not yet legal, but homosexuality is. "
  • Status is not correct "While marriage is not yet legal, your site still states homosexuality is illegal... inaccurate reasoning based on your reporting of the 2016 legal changes referred to in your section on homosexuality"
  • Note field is incorrect
  • Note field is incorrect "Homosexuality itself is legal. Marriage isn't "
  • Status is not correct "since 2016. delete this post"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "only female is legal"

danlev created this entry.