Entry #3517: Homosexual activity in Jamaica

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RegionJamaica
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateJan 1, 1864
End DateSep 19, 2018
Description7-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.
Sourceshttp://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#jamaica https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/gay-rights-world-best-worst-countries


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Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.7-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.

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Sourceshttp://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/gay-rights-world-best-worst-countrieshttp://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#jamaica https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/gay-rights-world-best-worst-countries

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End Date2018-06-232018-07-05
Sourceshttp://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdfhttp://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/gay-rights-world-best-worst-countries

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End Date2018-06-052018-06-14
Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.

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Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. 8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government.

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End Date2018-03-302018-04-13
Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.

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End Date2018-03-202018-03-30

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End Date2018-03-112018-03-20
Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

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End Date2018-02-212018-03-11

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End Date2018-02-032018-02-21
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/http://ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2016_ENG_WEB_150516.pdf

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End Date2018-01-042018-02-03
NoteUp to 10 years in prison and hard labor. Not enforced.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.

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End Date2017-09-062018-01-04

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End Date2017-09-052017-09-06
NoteUp to 10 years in prison and hard labor.Up to 10 years in prison and hard labor. Not enforced.

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End Date2017-08-102017-09-05
NoteUp to 10 years in prison.Up to 10 years in prison and hard labor.

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End Date2017-03-062017-08-10

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
NoteUp to 10 years in prison with hard labor.Up to 10 years in prison.

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End Date2016-11-282017-03-06

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ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteFemale has always been legalUp to 10 years in prison with hard labor.
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

Ausyk created this entry.