Entry #383: Homosexual activity in Jamaica

Original entry by aaronmlevy aaronmlevy ()

RegionJamaica
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date1864
End Datenow
DescriptionFemale same-sex encounters are not explicitly outlawed. However, all individuals (male/female) are prohibited from buggery (anal sex) with another individual. Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 76 of source) All male-male sexual encounters are prohibited under law. Punishment of up to 7 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 77 or source)
Sourceshttp://www.ecc.gov.jm/Downloads/Child-Laws/The%20Offences%20Against%20the%20Person%20Act%20-%201864.pdf


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NoteFemale same-sex encounters are not explicitly outlawed. However, all individuals (male/female) are prohibited from buggery (anal sex) with another individual. Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 76 of source) All male-male sexual encounters are prohibited under law. Punishment of up to 7 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 77 or source)