Montserrat LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

On 01 January 2001, consensual sex between same-sex couples became lawful at age eighteen (18). For opposite sex couples it is sixteen (16) years. [L1.1]

On 13 December 2000, by an Order in Council that came into force 01 January 2001, it is provided, inter alia, that “a homosexual act in private shall not be an offence provided that the parties consent thereto and have attained the age of 18 years” [L1.1].

L1.1 Chapter 4.02: Penal Code ss. 137, 138, footnote 1 PDF 492.78kb, 01 JAN 02
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1. National

In 2001, consensual sex between same-sex couples was decriminalised [R1.1].


On 13 December 2000, an Order in Council to repeal the sodomy laws was made by Her Majesty at the Privy Council meeting, to come into force on 1 January 2001 [R1.2].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia footnote 125, MAY 08
R1.2 Planet Out: UK Ends Territories’ Sodomy Laws 22 DEC 00