Gay Guide

North Carolina
Pink Star Rating

3

Capital

Raleigh

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham,

Gay Age of Consent

Illegal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Illegal

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

North Carolina has anti-sodomy laws that criminalises oral or anal sex, between both heterosexual and homosexual adults including in the privacy of their homes. The penalty is 10 years or a discretionary fine. Direct criminal enforcement of these laws against private activity between consenting adults is rare. However, in North Carolina such laws have provided a basis for denying child custody and visitation rights to lesbian mothers or gay fathers.

Population

8.05 million

Climate

North Carolina has a moderate climate and the average year-round temperature is 16°c. Climate varies sharply with altitude so the State's Atlantic coastline is naturally warmer than the mountains in the west. The best time to visit is during the summer months from May to September.

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