LGBT rights in Grenada
|LGBT rights in Grenada|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Male illegal
|Up to 10 years in prison|
|No recognition of same-sex relationships|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Grenada may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.
Illegality of male homosexuality
Male-on-male homosexuality is illegal in Grenada. Under the Grenada Criminal Code, CAP. 76, 1958 Revised Edition, Section 435 the offence of “unnatural crime” is committed by way of sexual intercourse per anum, i.e., anal penetration. Such offence is punishable by imprisonment for ten years.
The Criminal Code does not specify the ‘penetrating’ object, although by reliance on the common law, the penetrating object is the penis. The offence is committable by male person with/to male person and/or male person with/to female. The offence cannot, however, be committed by two female persons.
There are no explicit clause on equality or protection of privacy in the Grenada Constitution of 1973.
LGBT rights movement in Grenada
In May 2013, the president of the country's Senate called the island to reconsider its ban on same-sex sexual relationships and said that “the day is fast approaching” for Grenada and other Caribbean countries to repeal their sodomy laws.
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