LGBT rights in Belize

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LGBT rights in Belize
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Male illegal,
female legal[1]
10 years imprisonment[1]
Gender identity/expression -

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Belize face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Belize, with a penalty of 10 years imprisonment.[1] Female same-sex sexual activity is legal.[1]

Additionally, under section 26 ii (d) of the Immigration Act 1958,

“ Any prostitute or homosexual or any person who may be living on or receiving or may have been living on or receiving the proceeds of prostitution or homosexual behavior. ... ”

is outlawed from entering Belize.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2009). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 14. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-19.
  2. Gay Belize - GayTimes


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