Bulgaria - Age of Sexual Consent
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Facts about the country
LAWS: 1. Has no sodomy laws, the age of sexual consent is 18 for homosexuals and 14 for heterosexuals. The Bulgarian Penal Code prohibits "scandalous homosexuality", homosexuality in public, and activities which may "lead to perversion" (whatever that is supposed to mean), violation of these laws can be punished with 1-5 years imprisonment and/or "social disgrace".
COURT:1. The Supreme Court (Superior Tribunal of Justice) ruled unanimously to allow a gay man to inherit half the estate of his deceased long-time partner.
[Editor: We have been unable to secure any law info for Bulgaria until this post. Based on the laws, we are interpreting the age of consent to be 15, because of the chart below, which shows "completed the age of 14" as the crime of fornication.]
Legislation against child sex tourism
Laws and regulations which can be used to:
The Penal Code of Bulgaria, Articles 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156 and 157. Initiative of the Municipal Administration to prevent advertising and sale of pornographic literature at public places. Fiscal penalty from one to three million Bulgarian levs.
Penalties relating to sex offences and crime against children in the country. (Future law underway which is expected to increase penalties)
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