The legal age of consent to engage in sexual activity is 16 for straight couples and 18 for same-sex couples. While same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Bahamas, same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to heterosexual married couples.
Same-sex marriages and civil unions are not legal in the Bahamas. LGBT rights groups never challenged the country’s marriage laws. Gay and lesbian couples should be discreet in public to avoid hassles.