Entry #691: Homosexual activity in Belize

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RegionBelize
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateJan 1, 2003
End DateAug 10, 2016
DescriptionThe Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code states that all kinds of sexual acts, except for the natural sex, are illegal. People found guilty are liable for a 10-year imprisonment. "Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person ... shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years." Moreover, homosexual immigrants are prohibited an entry to the country.
Sourceshttp://www.belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap101.pdf (Section 53)


Revision History (2)

Revision by robertshippey

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Note\"Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person ... shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years.\"The Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code states that all kinds of sexual acts, except for the natural sex, are illegal. People found guilty are liable for a 10-year imprisonment. "Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person ... shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years." Moreover, homosexual immigrants are prohibited an entry to the country.
Sourceshttp://www.belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap101.pdf section 53http://www.belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap101.pdf (Section 53)
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "For some reason the 'legal' entry has only been set as a period of 2 days in August! In fact it is legal currently -http://www.advocate.com/world/2016/8/10/belize-high-court-strikes-down-sodomy-law ADMIN NOTE: Fixed —robertshippey"
  • Status is not correct "it is legal. I want the current status to be legal. ADMIN NOTE: Fixed —robertshippey"
  • Status is not correct "just got legalized. ADMIN NOTE: Fixed —robertshippey"
  • Newer law has been passed "Recently changed ADMIN NOTE: Fixed —robertshippey"

Asher created this entry.