LGBT Rights in Ilhas de Barlavento geographical region

Ilhas de Barlavento is governed by federal Cape Verde law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Homosexual activity in Ilhas de Barlavento is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2004
Legal
Homosexual activity is legal in Cape Verde.
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1886–Mar 1, 2004
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Homosexuality was illegal under the 1886 Penal Code.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2013071…//old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
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Same-sex marriage in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Same-sex marriage in Ilhas de Barlavento is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
According to the República de Cabo Verde: Código Civil, marriage is defined to be a union of different sexes.
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Until Jan 1, 1981
Unrecognized
Gay marriage and gay unions pending. Gay Union might be legal in 2018.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ilhas de Barlavento is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Cape Verde, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Right to change legal gender in Ilhas de Barlavento is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ilhas de Barlavento is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
only male or female
Sources:
Cape Verde doesn’t recognize non binary
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LGBT discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento

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LGBT discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Oct 16, 2007
Illegal in some contexts
Only banned in employment and housing
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2008
Sexual orientation only
According to Article 45(2) and Article 406(3) of the Novo Código Laboral Cabo-Verdiano.
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Oct 16, 2007–Apr 5, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2008
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ilhas de Barlavento is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2019
Sexual orientation only
Section 8 of the National Housing Policy (2019) states it was developed under the premise that everyone has a right to housing, regardless of their sexual orientation.
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Same-sex adoption in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Same-sex adoption in Ilhas de Barlavento is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Serving openly in military in Ilhas de Barlavento is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Not one of the countries that has bans on lgbt serving.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ilhas de Barlavento is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No
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Conversion therapy in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Conversion therapy in Ilhas de Barlavento is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Ilhas de Barlavento

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Equal age of consent in Ilhas de Barlavento is equal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2004
Equal
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