Criminalisation of same-sex relations in Belize unconstitutional: Orozco

In a guest post, Elijah Granet reports on an interesting case from a small Commonwealth jurisdiction on sexuality and the Constitution.

On 30 December 2019, the Court of Appeal of Belize (the highest domestic court, below the Caribbean Court of Justice) held per curiam that the Criminal Code, s 53, which prohibited “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” violated the Belize Constitution’s guarantees of free expression (s.12) and of freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex (s.16). Continue reading