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Antigua and Barbuda: High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image High Court of Antigua and Barbuda in St. John’s, Antigua on June 1, 2011. © 2011 Press Association via AP Images (New York) – The High Court of Justice for Antigua and Barbuda struck down discriminatory legal provisions that criminalized same-sex relations in a landmark ruling on July 5, 2022, Human Rights Watch said today. The court found that such laws violated the right to liberty, protection of the law, freedom of expression, protection of personal privacy, and protection from discrimination. Antigua and Barbuda’s Sexual Offences Act of 1995 sanctioned “buggery,”…

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