Entry #1272: Equal age of consent in South Africa

Original entry by ctnguy ctnguy ()

RegionSouth Africa
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusUnequal
Start DateMay 21, 1969
End DateMar 4, 1988
DescriptionEven though gay male sex was illegal for all ages, section 14 of the Immorality Act 23 of 1957, as inserted by the Immorality Amendment Act 57 of 1969, set the age of consent for gay male sex at 19, as opposed to 16 for straight sex. There was no age of consent for lesbian sex.
Sourceshttps://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Immorality_Amendment_Act,_1969
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