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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #3 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(36.21%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (56.13%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #5 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(43.1%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (48.33%)

History

Homosexual activity in Mozambique

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Homosexual activity in Mozambique is legal.

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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Same-sex marriage in Mozambique is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Aug 25, 2004
Unrecognized
Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mozambique

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mozambique is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Mozambique is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mozambique

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mozambique is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Mozambique

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LGBT discrimination in Mozambique is illegal in some contexts.

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Mozambique is sexual orientation only.

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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LGBT housing discrimination in Mozambique is no protections.

Current status
Since May 11, 2007
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Mozambique

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Same-sex adoption in Mozambique is illegal.

Current status
Since Sep 16, 1886
Illegal
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mozambique

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mozambique is legal.

Current status
Legal
mandatory for all people there.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mozambique

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mozambique is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Conversion therapy in Mozambique

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Conversion therapy in Mozambique is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Mozambique

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Equal age of consent in Mozambique is equal.

Current status
Equal
always has been equal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Mozambique.