Entry #1273: Equal age of consent in South Africa

Original entry by ctnguy ctnguy ()

RegionSouth Africa
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusUnequal
Start DateMar 4, 1988
End DateApr 27, 1994
DescriptionSection 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 23 of 1957, as inserted by the Immorality Amendment Act 2 of 1988, set the age of consent for gay and lesbian sex at 19, as opposed to 16 for straight sex. Gay male sex was in any case illegal for all ages.
Sourceshttps://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Immorality_Amendment_Act,_1988
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