Castries is governed by federal Saint Lucia law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    Female equal, male N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Castries

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Homosexual activity in Castries is male illegal, female legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2005
Male illegal, female legal
5- 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Since 2013 police officers have to take lgbt sensitivity training.

Same-sex marriage in Castries

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Same-sex marriage in Castries is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
No recognition.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Castries

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Castries is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Saint Lucia, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Castries

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Right to change legal gender in Castries is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Not currently legal.

Gender-affirming care in Castries

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Gender-affirming care in Castries is legal.

Current status
Since 1996
Legal
In 1996, Saint Lucia adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Castries

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Castries is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No way to change legal gender, including to non-binary.
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LGBT discrimination in Castries

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LGBT discrimination in Castries is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Mar 8, 2022
Illegal in some contexts
Article 131 of the Labour Code protects sexual orientation discrimination in Employment Since 2006.

In 2022, A Domestic Violence Act was passed protecting LGBT couples.
Jan 1, 2006–Mar 8, 2022
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation protection in Article 131 of the Labour code for employment.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Castries

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LGBT employment discrimination in Castries is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2006
Sexual orientation only
Article 131 of the Labour Code protects the category of sexual orientation from discrimination in employment since 2006.
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Until Dec 31, 2005
No protections
No protections until 2006
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LGBT housing discrimination in Castries

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LGBT housing discrimination in Castries is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2006
No protections
No protections are afforded to LGBTQ people in housing.
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Until Jan 1, 2006
No protections
No protections are afforded to LGBT people in housing in Saint Lucia.
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Same-sex adoption in Castries

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Same-sex adoption in Castries is single only.

Current status
Single only
Full legalization required under 2018 AICHR ruling.
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Intersex infant surgery in Castries

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Intersex infant surgery in Castries is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Castries

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Serving openly in military in Castries is n/a.

Current status
N/A
doesn't have military. defended by UK.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Castries

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Blood donations by MSMs in Castries is legal.

Current status
Legal
Follows UK blood donating guidelines.
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Conversion therapy in Castries

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Conversion therapy in Castries is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no regulation of conversion therapy.
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Equal age of consent in Castries

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Equal age of consent in Castries is female equal, male n/a.

Current status
Female equal, male N/A
Homosexuality for men is illegal. Changes pending.
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