Lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Solomon Islands are limited, with same-sex sexual activity being illegal.
According to the Penal Code of the Solomon Islands, Chapter 26, Section 160, engaging in anal sex acts with another person is punishable with up to 14 years' imprisonment. Attempting anal intercourse can be punished by up to seven years' imprisonment. Acts of "gross indecency" (even in private) can be punished with five years' imprisonment.
The Law Reform Commission proposed legalizing gay and lesbian status in December 2008, but the move was strongly opposed.
Famous quotes containing the words islands, solomon and/or rights:
“Consider the islands bearing the names of all the saints, bristling with forts like chestnut-burs, or Echinidæ, yet the police will not let a couple of Irishmen have a private sparring- match on one of them, as it is a government monopoly; all the great seaports are in a boxing attitude, and you must sail prudently between two tiers of stony knuckles before you come to feel the warmth of their breasts.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy.”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. Solomon Grundy (l. 14)
“Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.”
—Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)