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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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Legislation

The Sexual Offences Act of 1995 (Act No. 9) prohibits consensual sex between same-sex couples [R1].

Buggery - Article 12.

"(1) A person who commits buggery is guilty of an offences and is liable on conviction to imprisonment -
(a) for life, if committed by an adult on a minor;
(b) for fifteen years, if committed by an adult on another adult;
(c) for five years, if committed by a minor.

(2) In this section "buggery" means sexual intercourse per anum by a male person with a male person or by a male person with a female person."

Serious indecency - Article 15.

(1) A person who commits an act of serious indecency on or towards another is guilty of an offences and is liable on conviction to imprisonment -
(a) for ten years, if committed on or towards a minor under sixteen years of age;
(b) for five years, if committed on or towards a person sixteen years of age or more,

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an act of serious indecency committed in private between -
(a) a husband and his wife; or
(b) a male person and a female person each of whom is sixteen years of age or more;

(3) An act of "serious indecency" is an act, other than sexual intercourse (whether natural or unnatural), by a person involving the use of genital organ for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire." [R1].

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