Belize: Judge May Strike Down Sodomy Law

Written by scott on October 4th, 2013

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A ruling is due shortly that could axe Belize’s ban on gay sex.

Gay Star News reports:

Belize is preparing for their law against sodomy to be struck down by the courts. Gay anal sex, considered ‘against the order of nature’, is illegal in Belize and can get you 10 years jail – but a court case is trying to change that… The case against Section 53, the anti-gay section of Belize’s criminal code, is being brought by Caleb Orozco, the brave head of the Central American nation’s main LGBT organization, UNIBAM. He says the law violates three sections of the country’s constitution and wants it changed so sex between consenting adults doesn’t count. At the moment a straight couple having anal sex are also breaking the law. UNIBAM is still awaiting a ruling on the case in May, which appeared to go well. But in the meantime, the government appears to be preparing.

It’s an important step that would give dignity to the country’s same sex couples, as well as providing them protection from a dangerous law.

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