Angola Officially Enacts Law Decriminalising Homosexuality

 | 
02/11/2021

After passing a new law decriminalising same-sex relationships in 2019, Angola has finally enacted its new penal code which is against the discrimination of LGBT Angolans. Angola has recently enacted a new law decriminalising homosexuality which, as of yesterday, will now legally protect the rights of Angolans who are a part of the LGBT community. The new penal code, which was passed in parliament back in 2019, does away with the contentious “vices against nature” provision which targeted queer Angolans and hindered their access to healthcare, education and obtaining employment.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 04/12/2024
04/11/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) -The presidential candidate of Ghana’s ruling party, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, said on Thursday he was opposed to “the practice of homosexuality”, a …
Added on: 04/12/2024
04/11/2024
“Ballroom changes lives, you know? It’s inevitable,” said Maru Camargo, who joined Rio de Janeiro’s Ballroom scene about a year ago after moving from …
Added on: 04/12/2024
04/11/2024
The Vatican has issued a new document rejecting the concept of changing one’s biological sex — a setback for transgender people who had hoped Pope …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 04/12/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) -The presidential candidate of Ghana’s ruling party, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, said on Thursday he was opposed to “the practice of homosexuality”, a …
Added on: 04/11/2024
MANZINI, Eswatini – On the evening of July 2 2018, Mapezu Kunene was filled with anxiety and anticipation for the Pride march happening the …
Added on: 04/09/2024
A Congolese legislator has proposed a bill to criminalize homosexuality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a former Belgian colony that is home to …