Entry #504: Homosexual activity in Mozambique

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RegionMozambique
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateJun 30, 2015
End Datenow
DescriptionAlthough 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.
Sourceshttp://www.care2.com/causes/mozambic-gay-rights-advocates-push-for-constitutional-amendment.html http://www.ibtimes.com/mozambique-decriminalize-homosexuality-june-29-southeast-african-nation-latest-1948203


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NoteAlthough not explicitly mentioned in the penal code, the justice minister clarified that homosexuality is not an offence in MozembiqueAlthough 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.
Sourceshttp://www.care2.com/causes/mozambic-gay-rights-advocates-push-for-constitutional-amendment.htmlhttp://www.care2.com/causes/mozambic-gay-rights-advocates-push-for-constitutional-amendment.html http://www.ibtimes.com/mozambique-decriminalize-homosexuality-june-29-southeast-african-nation-latest-1948203

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