Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
At a glance
Same-sex Relations for Men Legal Throughout the Country?
Same-sex Relations for Women Legal Throughout the Country?
Legal Gender Recognition Possible?
LGBTI Orgs Able to Register?
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Sections 146 and 148 of the Criminal Code 1988 criminalize same-sex sexual activity via the offences of “buggery” and “gross indecency.” This law applies to both men and women. These laws are currently being challenged before the High Court of Justice on the basis that they are unconstitutional. Like many other Commonwealth Caribbean nations, these laws were inherited from the United Kingdom. There are no explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTIQ people and they are often excluded from social protection laws and policies.
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