Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Yes, we have all been discriminated against
24/10/2013 | ILGA-LAC - Oficial de Comunicación
Policemen went to a ravine in New Kingston, where homeless gay men usually camp. Police officers piled and burnt clothing, and warned the men not to come back to the area. The next day, the men wanted to report the incident in a police station, where they were denied the right to present a complaint. >>>
As various groups continue to decry violence against the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) in Jamaica, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis has declared that there is no evidence showing members of that community encountering higher violent incidents than other members of the public. >>>
"In fact, given that many Jamaican dancehall artistes are so passionate about their abhorrence homosexuality, and since they obviously see protesting against homosexual lifestyle as a major priority of their creative mission, they should boycott those countries that support gays" says Editorial. >>>
16/06/2010 | Equipo de comunicacion ILGA -LAC
Jamaica joined the unanimous adoption of OAS Resolutions 2435 and 2504 ‘Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ in 2008 and 2009. However, between 2009 and 2010 the country recorded numerous human rights abuses of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex citizens including: >>>