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ctnguy added an entry in South Africa.
Equal age of consent: Ambiguous from Apr 27, 1994 to Dec 16, 2007.
Section 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. However, in the case of Geldenhuys v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others the Constitutional Court found this discrimination to be unconstitutional, and set 16 as the uniform age of consent retroactively to 27 April 1994.
ctnguy added an entry in South Africa.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from Mar 4, 1988 to Apr 27, 1994.
Section 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.
ctnguy added an entry in South Africa.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from May 21, 1969 to Mar 4, 1988.
Even though gay male sex was illegal for all ages, section 14 of the Immorality Act 23 of 1957, as inserted by the Immorality Amendment Act 57 of 1969, set the age of consent for gay male sex at 19, as opposed to 16 for straight sex. There was no age of consent for lesbian sex.
ctnguy added an entry in South Africa.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from 1996 to now.
Section 9(3) of the South African Constitution prohibits unfair discrimination on the grounds of sex, gender and sexual orientation. In addition, the Constitutional Court has stated that the section must also be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination against transgender people.