Saint Martin LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is equal in the three Netherlands associates: Aruba (2003), Curaçao (2000) and St Maarten (2000), and also in the three Netherlands territories of Bonaire(2000), Saba (2000) and St Eustatius (2000) and is lawful in St Maarten at age sixteen (16) [R1.2].

The Criminal Code of the Netherlands Antilles (which Sint Maarten didn’t change after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles), Article 251 reads:

Art 251: “A person who, out of wedlock, with a person who has reached the age of twelve but has not reached fifteen, performs indecent acts comprising or including sexual penetration of the body is liable to a term of imprisonment of not more than sixteen years” [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF fn 37, 16 MAY 12
R1.1 Wikipedia: Ages of consent in South America (Accessed 09 DEC 12)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful in in the three Netherlands associates (Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten) and in the Netherlands territories of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 589.01kb, PDF fn 16, 16 MAY 12