Belize Supreme Court strikes down anti-homosexuality law as unconstitutional

By Jaclyn Belczyk, 16 August 2016
Photo credit: WikiMedia
Photo credit: WikiMedia
<p>The&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">Belize Supreme Court</a>&nbsp;[official website] on Wednesday struck down a law banning sodomy, declaring it unconstitutional. Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code banned "carnal intercourse against the order of nature." The law was challenged in 2010 by Caleb Orozco, whose organization,&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">UniBAM</a>&nbsp;[advocacy website],<a target="_blank" href="">reported the ruling on Twitter</a>&nbsp;[Tweet]. Section 53 had been law in Belize since colonial times, and Belize is the first Caribbean nation where such a law has been declared unconstitutional.
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