Article 600 of the Penal Code criminalises sexual acts with a person of the same sex with a penalty of up to three years imprisonment. The language of this provision is gender-neutral. As such, sexual acts between men and between women are criminalised.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
1. Penal Code 1957, Article 600 Unnatural Carnal Offences
“Whosoever performs with another person of the same sex an act corresponding to the sexual act, or any other indecent act, is punishable with simple imprisonment.” Full text.