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Homosexuality and Stay Safe

"Homosexuality is illegal and is punished by up to three years in jail"

I am not sure, if that is correct, at least in Leon there are quite some gays around and pretty open as well. -- Nicamds 15:50, 5 Aug 2005 (EDT)

See WikiPedia:Homosexuality laws of the world There are many laws around the world which are routinely ignored and unenforced. But gays needs to know what they are just in case some backwards prosecutor decides to throw the book at them. In the Americas, the harshness of Nicaragua's homosexual laws are only exceeded by Guyana which imposes life in prison for homosexuality. -- Colin 17:01, 5 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Homosexuality is NOT illegal.

Sadly, you are wrong. It may not be a law that is enforced often, but a warning is desirable in case some two-bit prosecutor decides to effect his personal notions of morality on an innocent traveller. If you are from Nicaragua, I suggest you lobby your legislator to fix this idiotic law which is the only one of it's kind in Central America. -- Colin 19:53, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

See also this website which describes the situation. The current law "Article 205" was passed in 1992 and was affirmed by the Nicaraguan Supreme Court in 1994. Googling "Article 205" is also useful. -- Colin 20:00, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

"Homosexuality is illegal and is punished by up to three years in jail" I would like to clarify this sentence. Homosexuality is Not Illegal. Nobody would go to jail for being gay or lesbian. I strongly recommend the person who wrote this to fix this mistake. I am Nicaraguan, and I’m a straight guy. However, I have a few gay friends in my country which are very nice friends, and let me tell you that they live happy there, without any oppression.

In other words, you didn't read any of the references and are uninformed. If you want to dispute this, try doing some research and pointing to any information that supports your viewpoint. Some of the reference I have cited include actual prosecutions. -- Colin 18:24, 28 May 2006 (EDT)