Entry #5439: Homosexual activity in Mauritius

Current Version

RegionMauritius
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateDec 29, 1838
End DateOct 3, 2023
DescriptionHomosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius. Unenforced, decriminalization pending.
Sourceshttps://www.reuters.com/article/mauritius-lgbt-lawmaking/interview-gay-mauritian-men-seek-to-overturn-anti-gay-law-on-paradise-island-idUSL3N26L3D2


Revision History (21)

Revision by 4anahiv. Quick fix

Old Value New Value (Current)
End DateOct 4, 2023Oct 3, 2023

Revision by 4anahiv. Law ended

Old Value New Value
End Date(NONE)Oct 4, 2023

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
Reports (3)
  • Status is not correct "Section 250 of the country's criminal code punishes sodomy with 5 years in prison, so it is illegal for males and females."
  • Status is not correct "Men are aloud to be gay "
  • Status is not correct "Homesexuality is legal"

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value
NoteHomosexual activity is illegal in MauritiusHomosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius. Unenforced, decriminalization pending.
Show Difference
Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius Mauritius. Unenforced, decriminalization pending.

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteRuled unconstitutional.Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius
Show Difference
Ruled unconstitutional. Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius
Sources https://www.reuters.com/article/mauritius-lgbt-lawmaking/interview-gay-mauritian-men-seek-to-overturn-anti-gay-law-on-paradise-island-idUSL3N26L3D2
Show Difference
https://www.reuters.com/article/mauritius-lgbt-lawmaking/interview-gay-mauritian-men-seek-to-overturn-anti-gay-law-on-paradise-island-idUSL3N26L3D2
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "only sodomy is illegal. Male homosexuality is illegal, but female homosexuality isn't"

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
Show Difference
https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
End DateAug 24, 2018(NONE)

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateJun 8, 2018Aug 24, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueMale illegal, female legalLegal
NoteFive years in prison with hard labour. Not enforced.Ruled unconstitutional.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with hard labour. Not enforced. Ruled unconstitutional.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateNov 16, 2017Jun 8, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateNov 3, 2017Nov 16, 2017
NoteFive years in prison with hard prison. Not enforced.Five years in prison with hard labour. Not enforced.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with hard prison. Not enforced. labour. Not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateSep 20, 2017Nov 3, 2017

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateSep 6, 2017Sep 20, 2017
NoteFive years in prison. Not enforced.Five years in prison with hard prison. Not enforced.
Show Difference
Five years in prison. Not enforced. prison with hard prison. Not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateAug 11, 2017Sep 6, 2017
NoteFive years in prison.Five years in prison. Not enforced.
Show Difference
Five years in prison. Not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
NoteFive years in prison with prison.Five years in prison.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with prison.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateMar 19, 2017Aug 11, 2017
NoteFive years in prison with prison and forced labor.Five years in prison with prison.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with prison and forced labor. prison.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateAug 11, 2017Mar 19, 2017
NoteFive years in prison with prison.Five years in prison with prison and forced labor.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with prison. prison and forced labor.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateMar 10, 2017Aug 11, 2017
NoteFive years in prison with prison and forced labor.Five years in prison with prison.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with prison and forced labor. prison.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End DateFeb 11, 2017Mar 10, 2017
NoteFive years in prison with prison.Five years in prison with prison and forced labor.
Show Difference
Five years in prison with prison. prison and forced labor.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start Date(NONE)Dec 29, 1838

Ausyk created this entry.