However, the criminal code still differentiates between the age of consent for same-sex and heterosexual conduct.The legal age of consent to engage in homosexual conduct is eighteen years, while the legal age of consent to engage in heterosexual conduct is sixteen years.
About 85 percent of Bahamians are of African ancestry, and most of the remainder are of European descent. Regional and class-related dialects vary from "Standard English" among the urban elite to "Bahamian English" among the poorer people.
People of Asian ancestry constitute a very small segment of the population. Approximately 60 percent of the population is urban, a proportion that is growing rapidly as young adults migrate from out-island settlements to the urban areas of Nassau and Freeport. There are finely nuanced differences in vocabulary and pronunciation from island to island.
The whole archipelago is known as a ‘Family of Islands’ therefore all the ‘Out Islands’ are called ‘Family Islands.
The most northern island, Bimini, is approximately fifty-two miles off the coast of Florida, USA.
The largest island, Andros, is one hundred and four miles long by forty miles wide, at the widest point.
New Providence Island, on which the capital city of Nassau is situated, is twenty-one miles long and seven miles wide.From our most southern island, Inagua, one can see the glare of the lights of Cuba and of Haiti.The islands are basically flat with the highest point – two hundred and six feet – located in Cat Island, a peak known as ‘Mount Alvernia’.The Constitution does provide for various civil liberties, but its prohibition against discrimination does not include sexual orientation or gender identity.Efforts to include sexual orientation in a newly proposed Constitution have been blocked by members of a government-appointed commission who oppose homosexuality on religious grounds.You can organize profile photos into albums and even unlock private photo albums on a one-on-one basis.