Sodomy Laws in the Anglo-phone Caribbean : Strategies for Effecting Change

Published: January 1, 2010

76. Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years.

77. Whosoever shall attempt to commit the said abominable crime, or shall be guilty of any assault with intent to commit the same, or of any indecent assault upon any male person, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding seven years, with or without hard labour.

79. Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years, with or without
hard labour.Sexual Offences Act, No. 27 of 1986 (Modified by Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act No. 31 of 2000)114 Section 13 “Buggery” Buggery committed an adult on another adult – 25 years imprisonment. Section 16 “Abduction on a female” Sexual acts between women – imprisonment for ten years for a first offence and to imprisonment for fifteen years for a subsequent offence.

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