Entry #2722: Same-sex marriage in Jamaica

Current Version

RegionJamaica
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusNot legal
Start Date1962
End Datenow
DescriptionConstitutional Ban.
Sourceshttp://www.newnownext.com/homosexuality-illegal-caribbean-countries/04/2018/
Reports (2)
  • Date is incorrect "Ban was in place after the new charter of rights of 2011 which replaced chapter three of the contitution https://www.japarliament.gov.jm/attachments/341_The%20Charter%20of%20Fundamental%20Rights%20and%20Freedoms%20(Constitutional%20Amendment)%20Act,%202011.pdf"
  • Date is incorrect "It should be 2011"


Revision History (13)

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueForeign same-sex marriages recognized onlyNot legal
Start Date0000-01-011962-01-01
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteRequired Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal. under the 2018 IACHR ruling. Gay Marriage and gay Unions pending.Constitutional Ban.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
SourcesNohttp://www.newnownext.com/homosexuality-illegal-caribbean-countries/04/2018/

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
NoteRequired Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal. under the 2018 IACHR ruling.Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal. under the 2018 IACHR ruling. Gay Marriage and gay Unions pending.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueUnrecognizedForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
NoteRequired Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal.Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal. under the 2018 IACHR ruling.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
NoteRequired Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Gay marriage legalization pending.Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Homosexuality is currently illegal.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
NoteRequired Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. Gay marriage legalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
Start Date1962-01-010000-01-01
NoteConstitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced. Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
NoteConstitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced. Required Legalization under the 2018 AICHR Ruling.Constitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced. Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueNot legalUnrecognized
NoteConstitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced.Constitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced. Required Legalization under the 2018 AICHR Ruling.

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteConstitutional ban since 1962Constitutional ban since 1962. Not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueUnrecognizedNot legal
Start Date0000-01-011962-01-01
NoteNoConstitutional ban since 1962

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueLegalUnrecognized
NoteJust became legal last year.No

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNot legalLegal
NoteNot legal because it has not yet decriminalized same sex activity.Just became legal last year.

Ausyk created this entry.