• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Mozambique

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Current status
(since Jun 30, 2015)
Legal
Although not explicitly mentioned in the penal code, the justice minister clarified that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozembique. New penal code explicitly removed "crimes against nature", leaving no ground whatsoever for homosexuality to be illegal. It is expected to go into effect June 29th, 2015.
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1975–Jun 29, 2015
Ambiguous
Mozambique's penal code included a clause against against individuals "who habitually engage in vices against nature," however, there had been no known prosecutions under the clause.
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Same-sex marriage in Mozambique

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Current status
(since Aug 25, 2004)
Unrecognized
Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman
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Aug 25, 2004–Mar 7, 2017
Unrecognized
No
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Mozambique

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Mozambique

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Current status
(since Sep 16, 1886)
Illegal
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Sep 16, 1886–Sep 5, 2017
Single only
No restrictions involving lgbt people
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LGBT discrimination in Mozambique

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Current status
(since May 11, 2007)
Illegal in some contexts
The 2007 labor law protects against discrimination on employment on grounds of sexual orientation
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mozambique

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Current status
(since 2007)
Sexual orientation only
Articles 4, 5 and 108 of the Labour Law 23/2007
Sources:
: tipmoz.com/library/resource…
media/labour_law_23-2007_1533E71.pdf.
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobi…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mozambique

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Current status
(since Sep 16, 1886)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mozambique

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Current status
Legal
mandatory for all people there.
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Equal age of consent in Mozambique

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Current status
Equal
always has been equal.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mozambique

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Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Mozambique

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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