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In Gibraltar, male homosexuality has been legal since 1993. The age of consent is 16 for heterosexual and female homosexual acts, while the age of consent for male homosexual acts is maintained at 18. There is presently an inequality between English law and that of its Overseas Territories, particularly in respect of Gibraltar, which joined the EU under the British accession and is bound by EU requirements.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory on Spain’s south coast, with a population of 30,000. It followed England, Wales and Scotland today in passing a Bill that makes it possible for same-sex couples to marry in Gibraltar. According to the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, Equality Minister Samantha Sacramento this morning carried the Civil Marriage Amendment Bill… Read more »
A bill legalising civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Gibraltar has been approved by the island’s Parliament. Campaigners have welcomed the decision, describing it as an important step towards equality. Felix Alvarez, the founder and chairman of Gibraltar’s Equality Rights Group said: “We heartily thank the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, the Deputy Chief Minister, Joseph… Read more »
Also see: Gibraltar Gay Rights organization 1 Gibraltar Tourism Minister Quizzed on Gay Reform 11/00 2 Interview with Félix Álvarez. (in Spanish) 6/04 3 Gibraltar Gay Rights–Press Release: New Constitution Gravely Deficient 11/04 4 Gay Rights organization not satisfied with Equal Opportunities Ordinance 2/05 5 Reform not possible without rights progress 2/05 6 Gibraltar gay… Read more »