Jul 2, 2015

Mozambique decriminalises gay and lesbian relationships

Good news for LGBTQI community in Mozambique !

Mozambique Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality in its new penal
code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex
relationships are legal. The revised code, in force from Wednesday, drops a colonial-era clause outlawing “vices against nature”.  There were no prosecutions under that clause but rights activists have said this change is a symbolic victory.It comes as other African countries have moved to tighten anti-gay laws.
In Nigeria, a law that came into force last year banned same-sex public displays of affection and introduced a possible 14-year prison sentence for gay sex. A study released on

Tuesday found that 87% of  Nigerians supported a ban on same-sex relations. In Uganda, the government has pledged to introduce a new restrictive law after the last law which criminalised homosexuality was successfully challenged in the constitutional court.

Please refer to the original text at BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33342963?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=*Morning+Brief&utm_campaign=New+Campaign

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