Male homosexuality has been legal since 1993 in Gibraltar, and the age of consent is 18 (16 for lesbianism and opposite sex sexual activities).[1]

The new constitution fails to mention sexual orientation. The proposals - made public early March 2002 - specifically decided to leave out direct reference to "sexual orientation" as a category to be constitutionally protected (even though other categories are clearly included).[2]

The latest Gay Pride was a great success with pro-gay rights organization Gib Gay Rights (GGR) openly challenging the Chief Minister for more gay rights in Gilbraltar for the gay and lesbian community.[3]

In Gibraltar, the age of consent is 16 for heterosexual and female homosexual acts, while the age of consent for male homosexual acts is maintained at 18 - Currently under all these; A court case, under investigation, intervening, reviewing, accessing and maybe getting equalised soon [4] [5] [6] [7]. Male homosexual acts were decriminalised in Gibraltar since 1993 where the above conditions were set. An equal age of consent of 16 for all maybe coming soon [8] [9] [10].


  1. [1] Retrieved on August 23, 2007.
  2. [2] Retrieved on August 23, 2007.
  3. [3] Retrieved on August 23, 2007.


Summary table Edit

Homosexuality legal Yes
Equal age of consent No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays allowed to serve in the military Yes
Right to change legal gender No
Access to IVF for lesbians No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

External linksEdit

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