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Homosexuality Decriminalised in Mozambique

Law Decriminalising Homosexuality in Mozambique Takes Effect

By Ambrose Barigye

JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS
JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

A penal code decriminalizing same sex relationships in Mozambique is set to be effected this June; after being signed into law by President Filipe Nyusi last December having been tabled over three years prior.

This new law enforcement will bring the number of African countries that have decriminalized homosexuality to 12.  Although the development is a big step towards rights equality in Mozambique and Africa as a whole, it still provides no protection for sexual minorities.

Previously, the law that was enacted in 1887 declared “vices against nature” as criminal although it did not specify homosexuality. The country has therefore been riding on the assumption that these vices against nature were a reference to homosexuality.

However, while the penal code is now taking effect, LGBTI related phobia in Mozambique remains high and incidents of lynching and discrimination are not strange occurrences.

  • Teemo Swift

    thats very good to hear. At least these africans know what family, homeland and nature sexuality is. fuck all homosexuals, i cant stand them

    • whatup12

      did you read the article? it is good news, but not in the way you are suggesting…

  • …'”fuck homosexuals, I cant stand them”… criesTeemo hatefully. The root of his/her/other’s vengeance is easy to to find in the words themselves. .

    The first two words “fuck homosexuals” signify his repressed desire, his latent “fucking homosexual” erotic fantasies.The last four words disclose strong feelings of revulsion towards himself for what he feels.

    He charmingly congratulates Mozambiqueans for what he hates most ,without even realizing it.
    More conflictedness.

    Here’s to Teemo a twisted sister!