Entry #42: Homosexual activity in Lesotho

Original entry by brennen brennen ()

RegionLesotho
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start Date1884
End DateMar 9, 2012
DescriptionThe Roman-Dutch law of the Cape Colony, including the sodomy offence, was applied to Basutoland (as Lesotho was then known) by a proclamation of the British High Commissioner in 1884 (exact date unknown).
Sourceshttp://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/LESOTHO/Law http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session8/LS/MSG_UPR_LSO_S08_2010_MatrixSupportGroup.pdf http://www.jstor.org/stable/23245418 (page 164-165)


2 Revisions

2. Revision #441 ( by vviet93)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value
End Date2012-03-099999-12-12
1. Revision #118 ( by robertshippey)
Field New Value Old Value (Original)
Start Date1884-01-011966-10-04
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteThe Roman-Dutch law of the Cape Colony, including the sodomy offence, was applied to Basutoland (as Lesotho was then known) by a proclamation of the British High Commissioner in 1884 (exact date unknown).Sodomy is prohibited as a common-law offence. It is defined as \"unlawful and intentional sexual relationship per anum between two human males.\" No dates as of now, Oct 4 1966 being when the country gained independence.
Sourceshttp://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/LESOTHO/Law http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session8/LS/MSG_UPR_LSO_S08_2010_MatrixSupportGroup.pdf http://www.jstor.org/stable/23245418 (page 164-165)http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/LESOTHO/Law http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session8/LS/MSG_UPR_LSO_S08_2010_MatrixSupportGroup.pdf