LGBT rights in Sint Maarten
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|LGBT rights in Sint Maarten|
|Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status||Legal|
|Same-sex marriages performed in the Netherlands recognized|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Sint Maarten may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Sint Maarten, but same-sex couples with Dutch nationality must travel to the Netherlands to get married and legal protection of marriage is not unconditional.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Sint Maarten. The age of consent is 15 and is equal for both heterosexual and homosexual intercourse.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Sint Maarten is obliged to recognize same-sex marriages registered in the other parts of the Netherlands.
In April 2015 representatives of all four constituent countries agreed that same-sex couples should have equal rights throughout the Kingdom.
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|Same-sex sexual activity legal|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas|
|Same-sex marriages||/ (Proposed) /|
Marriages performed within the Kingdom recognized
|Same-sex civil unions||(Proposed)|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays allowed to serve in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gays male couples|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- "State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (PDF). Old.ilga.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- (in Dutch)ECLI:NL:HR:2007:AZ6095