UK will tell Gibraltar age of consent difference ‘breaches international law’
The UK is to tell Gibraltar its unequal age of consent for gay and straight people breaches international law.
The territory currently allows lesbians and heterosexuals to have sex at 16, but the age of consent for gay men is 18. Anal sex is illegal between men and women.
According to the Gibraltar Chronicle, David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe and NATO at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, said the British government would make an intervention over the issue.
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