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Ottawa to repeal section of Criminal Code on anal intercourse – The Globe and Mail

REPEALING THE CRIMINAL OFFENCE OF ANAL INTERCOURSE – Although previously ruled unconstitutional it remains in the criminal code. Here’s the problem: “Section 159 of the Criminal Code currently says that anyone who engages in anal intercourse is guilty of an indictable offence — facing up to 10 years in prison — or an offence punishable on summary conviction. There are exceptions for heterosexual married couples and consenting adults of either sex over the age of 18, so long as there are only two of them and the activity takes place without anyone else in the room. The age of consent for heterosexual sex is 16 years of age, meaning that a common sexual act between a young gay couple is criminalized while a different sexual act engaged in by a straight couple of the same age is not.
The law currently says anyone who engages in anal intercourse is guilty of an indictable offence — facing up to 10 years in prison — or an offence punishable on summary conviction

Source: Ottawa to repeal section of Criminal Code on anal intercourse – The Globe and Mail

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