While there have been no known prosecutions under the law, provisions like this one curtail the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people, subjecting their intimate lives to unwarranted scrutiny. And so anyone refusing to employ or provide services to individuals based on their sexual orientation may face up to two years in prison. In Lesotho and Namibia, the situation is not very clear. Please give now to support our work. Skip to main content. Brazil, for example, is a major socio-cultural influence — and its sexual minorities have traditionally enjoyed high levels of acceptance, to the extent that same sex unions are recognised.
Sexual orientation and gender identity.
Angola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, rights group says
January 18, Commentary. Last year Angola gave legal status to Iris Angola, which was established in — a move that can now be seen as a forerunner for this latest step toward equality. Angola joins the growing but few numbers of African countries that have decriminalized same-sex relationships. The agency also reported that the Angolan government had created new sets of laws that ban discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation. But, litigation is underway to challenge these laws in Botswana. The new Penal Code does not contain provisions outlawing same-sex sexual activity in private. EWN reserves the right to:
Equal age of consent in Angola? One of these groups, Iris Angola, received official and legal recognition by the Angolan Justice Ministry in June In casting aside this archaic and insidious relic of the colonial past, Angola has eschewed discrimination and embraced equality. Last year Angola gave legal status to Iris Angola, which was established in — a move that can now be seen as a forerunner for this latest step toward equality. January 30, News Release.