Northern Cyprus: Country Set to Repeal Sodomy Law

Written by scott on April 13th, 2013

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The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is ready to decriminalize sex between consenting same-sex partners. Gay Star News reports:

The new amendment, drawn up by the Prime Ministry’s European Union (EU) Coordination Centre, would repeal Articles 171, 172 and 173 of Chapter 154 of the TRNC Penal Code that prohibit male same-sex acts. The EU has previously been putting pressure on the TRNC to legalize gay sex. There are currently two legal challenges to these provisions pending before the TRNC Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) respectively.

One by one, these laws that criminalize physical expression of an innate characteristic have been falling around the world.

 

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