LGBT rights in Grenada
|LGBT rights in Grenada|
|Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status||
|Up to 10 years in prison|
|Military service||Has no military|
|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, Section 431, 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.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||For male (Penalty: Up to 10 years imprisonment) / For female|
|Equal age of consent||For male / For female|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military||Has no military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- Politics of Grenada
- LGBT rights in the Commonwealth of Nations
- LGBT rights in the Americas
- LGBT rights by country or territory
- "Grenada: Criminal Code". www.wipo.int. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Criminal Law Concerning Same-Sex Intimacy in Grenada" (PDF). Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Grenada: Constitution, 1973". pdba.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- The Washington Post. Leader of Grenada’s Senate calls for island to reconsider its laws banning sex between men. Retrieved 29 May 2013.