Santa Catarina do Fogo is governed by federal Cape Verde law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    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
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Homosexual activity in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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 Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Same-sex marriage in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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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Censorship of LGBT issues in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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 Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Right to change legal gender in Santa Catarina do Fogo is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Changing gender is not allowed in Cape Verde.
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Gender-affirming care in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Gender-affirming care in Santa Catarina do Fogo is legal.

Current status
Since 2011
Legal
In 2011, Cape Verde adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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 Santa Catarina do Fogo

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LGBT discrimination in Santa Catarina do Fogo is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Oct 16, 2007
Illegal in some contexts
Only banned in employment and housing

LGBT employment discrimination in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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LGBT employment discrimination in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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 Santa Catarina do Fogo

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LGBT housing discrimination in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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.

Same-sex adoption in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Same-sex adoption in Santa Catarina do Fogo is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Intersex infant surgery in Santa Catarina do Fogo is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There are no laws banning invasive and unnecessary medical procedures on intersex children in Cape Verde.
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Serving openly in military in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Serving openly in military in Santa Catarina do Fogo 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 Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Blood donations by MSMs in Santa Catarina do Fogo is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No
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Conversion therapy in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Conversion therapy in Santa Catarina do Fogo is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Santa Catarina do Fogo

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Equal age of consent in Santa Catarina do Fogo is equal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2004