On 13/14 October 2012, Governor Ric Todd signed the Equality Bill 2012. Subject to Gazettal, under the Bill, consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful at age sixteen (16) years [R1.2].
Part XI of the Equality Ordinance 2012 provides [L1.1]
Section 84 Homosexual acts in private
(1) In its application to the Turks and Caicos Islands, article 3 of the Caribbean Territories (Criminal Law) Order 2000 has effect subject to the following adjustments –
(a) in paragraph (1), for “eighteen years”, substitute “sixteen years”
(b) in paragraph (2), omit sub-paragraph (a) and the word “or” following it;
(c) in paragraph (6) for “eighteen years” substitute “sixteen years”.
(2) This section is to be treated as having had effect from 1 January 2001.