LGBT rights in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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LGBT rights in Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2001
Gender identity/expression -
Military service UK responsibility
Discrimination protections Yes, sexual orientation only
Family rights
Recognition of

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2001.[1]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

Turks and Caicos Islands does not recognise same-sex unions. Article 10 of the Constitution reads:

Every unmarried man and woman of marriageable age (as determined by or under any law) has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex and found a family.[2]

Discrimination protections[edit]

The article 16 of the Constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.[2]

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