Oman LGBT Laws

Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is unlawful [R1.1]

Omani Penal Code 1974 [L1.1]

Article 33

The following are deemed as disgracing crimes:

I. All felonies punishable by a coercive sentence.

II. All misdemeanours stated hereafter:

1.Bribery; 2.Embezzlement; 3.False testimony; 4.Perjury; 5.Forgery and use, with knowledge, of forged items; 6.Incitement to prostitution; 7.Homosexual and lesbian intercourses; 8.Drug trafficking; 9.Theft; 10.Rape and assault; 11.Fraud; 12.Flash Cheque; 13.Breach of trust; 14.Counterfeit; 15.Trespass.

Homosexual and Lesbian Intercourses

Article 223

Anyone who commits erotic acts with a person of the same sex shall be sentenced to imprisonment from six months to three years.

The suspects of homosexual or lesbian intercourse shall be prosecuted without a prior complaint, if the act results in a public scandal.

The suspects of lesbian intercourse among ascendants, descendants or sisters shall only be prosecuted upon a complaint from a relative or a relative by marriage forth-degree removed.

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF 380.51kb, 13 MAY 11
L1.1 UNODOC: Omani Penal Code (Accessed 29 NOV 11)