Section 213 criminalises “sodomy or any other sexual conduct that is against the order of nature.” Applicable to such conduct both between men and between women, the crime is considered a “petty misdemeanour” punishable with imprisonment for between one month and one year.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
1. Penal Code 2004, Section 213 & 214 Unnatural Sex
The offence of unnatural sex shall be a petty misdemeanour*.” Full text.
*Section 13: “A defendant convicted of a petty misdemeanour shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, a minimum of which shall be one month and a maximum of which shall be less than one year.”