Micronesia LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Code of the Federated States of Micronesia, Title 6 Judicial Procedure [R1.2], provides:

§ 1616. Age of majority.

All persons, whether male or female, residing in the Trust Territory, who shall have attained the age of 18 years shall be regarded as of legal age and their period of minority to have ceased.

Source: FSM Code (1982).

In 1986, consensual sex between same sex person and opposite sex pesons was equalised [R1.1].

R1.2 PacLII: Judicial Procedure, Domestic Relations [Title 6 Chapter 16]
R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 380.51kb, PDF MAY 11
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In 1986, consensual sex between same-sex couples became lawful [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 380.51kb, PDF MAY 11
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. States

There is no recognition of same-sex marriage or civil unions or any other specific legal recognition of same-sex couples [R1.3].

The State of Chuuk Draft CSC Title 23, Family Law [L1.2] provides:

§ 1021. Marriage between two noncitizens or noncitizen and citizen; requisites of marriage contract.

In order to make valid the marriage contract between two noncitizens or between a noncitizen and a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia Trust Territory, it shall be necessary that:

(1) The male at the time of contracting the marriage be at least 18 eighteen years of age and the female at least 16 sixteen years of age, and if the female is less than 18 eighteen years of age she must have the consent of at least one of her parents or her guardian;

(2) neither of the parties has a lawful spouse living; and

(3) a marriage ceremony be performed by a duly authorized person as provided in this chapter.

The State of Kosrae Code Title 16 Family and Minors [L1.1] provides:

Section 16.101. Requisites of marriage contract.

(1) A marriage performed in the State is valid, if:

(a) The male at the time of marriage is at least eighteen years of age and the female at least sixteen years of age, and, if the female is less than eighteen years of age, the marriage has the consent of at least one of the female’s parents or her guardian;

(b) Neither party has a lawful living spouse; and

(c) An ordained minister performs a marriage ceremony in the presence of at least two witnesses.

R1.3 Wikipedia: LGBT rights in the Federated States of Micronesia (Accessed 03 JAN 12
L1.2 Legal Information System: Draft CSC, Title 23. Family Law. Chapter 2. Marriage
L1.1 Legal Information System: Title 16. Family and Minors. Chapter 1. Marriage