LGBT rights in Antigua and Barbuda
|LGBT rights in Antigua and Barbuda|
Antigua and Barbuda
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Illegal|
|Up to 15 years imprisonment|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Antigua and Barbuda face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Antigua and Barbuda. Male and female same-sex sexual acts carry a penalty of 5 years imprisonment. Buggery (anal sex) carries a penalty of 15 years.
United Kingdom law does not apply, therefore a 1995 law criminalizing homosexual acts is enforceable.
- Ottosson, Daniel (May 2009). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 13. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-19.
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