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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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Consensual sex between same-sex couples is equal in the three Netherlands associates: Aruba (2003), Curaçao (2000) and St Maarten (2000), and also in the three Netherlands territories of Bonaire(2000), Saba (2000) and St Eustatius (2000) and lawful in Curaçao at age sixteen (16) years [R1.2].

The Criminal Code of the Netherlands Antilles (which was unchanged after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles), Article 251 reads:

Art 251: "A person who, out of wedlock, with a person who has reached the age of twelve but has not reached fifteen, performs indecent acts comprising or including sexual penetration of the body is liable to a term of imprisonment of not more than sixteen years" [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF fn 37, 16 MAY 12
R1.1 Wikipedia: Ages of consent in South America (Accessed 09 DEC 12)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful in in the three Netherlands associates (Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten) and in the Netherlands territories of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF fn 16, 16 MAY 12

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