Section 159 of the Criminal Code (Anal Intercourse)
On November 25, 2016, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to eliminate section 159 of the Criminal Code, which makes anal intercourse illegal except when it is conducted in private between two persons who are both 18 years of age or older, or between a married husband and wife.
Learn more about the proposed repeal of section 159.
- See the backgrounder on Section 159 of the Criminal Code
- Read the Charter Statement on Bill C-32
- Read Questions and Answers on section 159 of the Criminal Code
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