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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mariposa Jungle Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Mariposa Jungle Lodge - San Ignacio, Belize

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in San Ignacio, Belize. This boutique eco-resort, nestled under dense jungle canopy offers six thatch-roof luxury cabanas, mosquito-netted canopy beds, screened porches with hammocks, and numerous amenities. In main Lodge, enjoy fine Belizean cuisine, full bar and lounge with eclectic book, art and game collection. Swimming pool, palapa bar, birdwatch tower and nature trail onsite. Convenient to Maya archaeological sites, waterfalls, and caves.

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Belize: Judge May Strike Down Sodomy Law

Friday, 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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Belize: Government, Christian Groups Fight in Court to Keep Homosexuality Illegal

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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As the country’s Supreme Court gets ready t hear a challenge against the country’s sodomy law. the Government and Christian groups are fighting to keep it. O-blog-dee-o-blog-da reports

The nation of Belize, bordered by Mexico and Guatemala, is the last country in Central America where homosexual acts are still illegal and punishable by long prison terms. But that could change for Belize and set an important precedent for the rest of the Caribbean Commonwealth. Starting Tuesday, May 7th, Belize’s Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the country’s sodomy law which not only outlaws homosexuality but treats it as if it was the same thing as bestiality… The battle lines are drawn between Caleb Orosco, a human rights activist, the claimant in the case and various organizations against the government of Belize, along with a consortium of Christian Churches.

If the law is overturned, it will be legal to be gay in all of Central America.

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Belize: Supreme Court to Debate Sodomy Law Next Month

Friday, April 26th, 2013

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The Belize Supreme Court is set to debate the repeal of the country’s sodomy law next month. Pink News reports:

Under the code, gay citizens face a penalty of up to ten years’ imprisonment. Section 53 states: “Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person or animal shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.” The United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, is part of a constitutional challenge to overturn the ban on same-sex sexual activity.

These laws are coming up for review, and being repealed, with increasing frequency.