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 misdemeanour and attracts a punishment of imprisonment between one month and one year.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
1. Penal Code 2004, Section 213 Unnatural Sex
“A defendant shall be guilty of the offence of unnatural sex, if the defendant engages in sodomy or any other sexual conduct that is against the order of nature.” Full text.