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Age of ConsentLegislation/Cases/References
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National

As at 10 August 2014, the age of consent is believed to be set at 18 for homosexuals, 16 for heterosexuals.

Section 302 Penal Code criminalises homosexual acts with someone under the age of 18 years with a penalty of up to 4 years' imprisonment. Section 302 is hardly ever enforced [R1.1].

R1.1 GayTimes: Gay Guide: Suriname (Accessed 10 AUG 14)

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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In 1869, consensual sex between same-sex couples reportedly became lawful [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 5.99MB, PDF 30 MAY 14

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