Friday, November 12, 2010

A Gay Age of Consent?

From Pink News, by Jessica Geen

The Gibraltar Supreme Court is considering whether the age of consent for gay men is discriminatory.

The territory currently allows lesbians and heterosexuals to have sex at 16, but the age of consent for gay men is 18. Anal sex is illegal between men and women.

Chief Minister Peter Caruana and Attorney General Ricky Rhoda have asked the court to declare whether the current law is constitutional.

The Gibraltar government’s arguments against lowering the age of consent for gay men were published in February.

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