Lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Solomon Islands are limited, with sodomy still being illegal.
According to the Penal Code of the Solomon Islands, Chapter 26, Section 160, engaging in anal sex acts with another person is punishable with up to 14 years' imprisonment.. Attempting anal intercourse can be punished by up to seven years' imprisonment. Acts of "gross indecency" (even in private) can be punished with five years' imprisonment.
The Law Reform Commission proposed legalizing gay and lesbian status in December 2008, but the move was strongly opposed.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1218. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
- ↑ Sireheti, Joanna, "Strong Public Opposition to Idea on Legalising Gay and Lesbian Status," Solomon Times Online, December 23, 2008
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