Anyone found guilty of crimes will be killed to death with stones, according to the new Penal Code, based on the laws of Sharia, the Islamic legal system which defines strict corporal punishment.
Sultan "does not expect other people to accept and agree with it, but it would be enough if they just respect people in the same way that respects them," according to the government website.
Brunei government authorities did not respond to CNN's request.
Here are some of the reactions from around the world:
Government and politics
US Department of State
The State Department said it was "concerned" about the decision of Brunei, and "some of the penalties in the law with the & # 39 is incompatible with its international obligations in the field of human rights," said a spokesman for the department in a statement.
"Governments must ensure that all people, including LGBTI, are free to enjoy universal human rights and fundamental freedoms to which they are entitled," the statement said.
"We strongly oppose human rights violations and abuse against LGBT people, including violence, criminalization of LGBTI status or behavior, as well as the suras & # 39; oznyh forms of discrimination."
Former US Vice President Joe Biden
Austrian Chancellor Kurtz
Kurz said Brunei's decision to impose the death penalty for gay sex with a & # 39 is "cruel and inhuman" and should be removed.
Australian Senator Penny Wong
Penny Mordaunt, UK Secretary of State for International Development
"+ LGBT human rights law."
Helen Clark, the former prime minister's & # 39; New Zealand -Minister
Clark said that the introduction of a new criminal code & # 39 is "shocking news" and "provides for death by stoning as the penalty for gay sex."
Golriz Ghahraman, a human rights lawyer and member of the New Zealand Parliament
"Brunei should immediately stop their plans for the implementation of this vicious punishment, and to review its Criminal Code in accordance with its obligations in the field of human rights. The international community must urgently condemn the movement of Brunei put those cruel punishment in practice. "
"While a boycott of the company, which with the & # 39 appeared in the United States and other countries in 2014 were useful in drawing attention to what is happening in Brunei that boycotts do not enjoy broad support within the country, where they were regarded as a direct attack on the people of Brunei and the country as a whole, rather than government policies and laws of Brunei ".
Nevertheless, the Group emphasized its support for the dialogue to put an end to the "heinous laws", including torture.
Jamie Lee Curtis
"It's disgusting, inhuman and medieval piece of legislation has no place in the 21st century."
Hotels on the boycott calls
Reactions were mixed with some of whom Clooney urged a boycott in an opinion piece hotels.
Dorchester, London; Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; and the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles
All three hotels belong to the elite network Dorchester Collection.
"Code of Dorchester Collection (stresses in) equality, respect and integrity in all areas of our business, and greatly appreciates the human and cultural diversity among our guests and staff," said a company statement.
"Inclusion and diversity are core beliefs, we do not tolerate any form of discrimination."
Le Meurice, Paris
"At this stage we do not comment on the boycott of George Clooney, but we want to emphasize that we are doing the right values LGET" said Alexander Chlopek, Le Meurice CNN news manager.
Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
"We do not take a position on a boycott of George Clooney. We belong to the Dorchester Collection, »said Oda Lebarbier, Communications Manager Hotel Plaza Athenee, to CNN.
"We French hotel with values :. Respect, equality and integrity of our employees and our customers any form of discrimination is not allowed. "
Nicholas Neville CNN, contributed to this report.