LGBT rights in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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LGBT rights in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Illegal
Penalty:
Up to 10 years in prison
Gender identity/expression
Military service Has no military
Discrimination protections None
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
No recognition of same-sex relationships
Adoption _

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Issues[edit]

Illegality of homosexuality[edit]

Homosexuality is illegal in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Section 148 of the Criminal Code states that "Any person, who in public or private, commits an act of gross indecency with another person of the same sex, or procures or attempts to procure another person of the same sex to commit an act of gross indecency with him or her, is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for five years”

Section 146 of the 1990 Criminal Code states that” Any person who commits buggery with any other person; commits buggery with an animal; or permits any person to commit buggery with him or her; is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for ten years. [1]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal No (Penalty: Up to 10 years imprisonment)
Equal age of consent No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (Incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) No
Same-sex marriages No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Has no military
Right to change legal gender No
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

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