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Gay sex becomes legal in Panama

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  1. Woot! Viva Panama!

  2. Omar Kuddus: GayasylumUK 14 Aug 2008, 9:16pm

    Thank you, Panama for joining the rest of the Word in the 21st century and realising that sexual orientation is just as much a fundamental right as any other.
    Sodomy laws can be found around the world. Today, consensual homosexual acts between adults are illegal in about 69 out of the 195 countries of the world; in 40 of these, only male-male sex is outlawed.
    This number has been declining since the second half of the 20th century. All of Europe, North America and nearly all of Latin America or/and South America have recently abolished sodomy laws (except for; Belize, Guyana— along with several Caribbean islands, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago). This trend among Western nations has not been followed in all other regions of the world (Africa, some parts of Asia, Oceania and the Caribbean Islands), where sodomy often remains a serious crime. Homosexual acts remain punishable by death.

  3. PCG from Portugal 14 Aug 2008, 11:37pm

    Incredible that all those Nations where it is still illegal are former British dependencies and full members of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Besides, most of these Nations still make use of the same Acts (Laws) dating back to the Colonial Times. Isn’t the UK’s Government doing anything to overturn these kind of old-fashioned legislation?

  4. More basic basic level progress. Actually, in Central and south america, gay couples are legally recognized through civil unions in Uragay, parts of Argentina and Brazil, Columbia (may be very limited, and Mexico – Mexico city and Coahuila State. There is progress there. And 3.5 million people attended this years Pride Event in Sao Paolo Brazil, so expect nationwide acceptance relatively soon.

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