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. LGBTQ+ rights groups never challenged the country’s marriage laws. Gay and lesbian couples should be discreet in public to avoid hassles.