2023 World Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Rights Progress – Part 2: Latin America and Caribbean

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12/31/2023

Latin American and the Caribbean didn’t see quite the dynamic changes that came in 2022, when three countries decriminalized gay sex and one legalized same-sex marriage. But there were many important smaller developments, and the region is poised to make some big gains for LGBT equality in 2024. Jamaica: A case seeking to overturn the country’s sodomy laws ground to a halt when the Supreme Court ruled that the challenge was inadmissible as the laws are shielded from constitutional challenges by the “savings clause,” which protects pre-independence laws.

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