Mozambique

 

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    Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest,

    Capital: Maputo

    Currency: Mozambican metical

    President: Armando Guebuza

    Prime minister: Alberto Vaquina

    Official language: Portuguese

    LAWS

  2. The legal status of same-sex sexual activity is ambiguous in Mozambique. There are no explicit laws against homosexual sex, and on March 2011, the Minister of Justice declared during the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozambique. However, the Penal Code does contain an offence of “practices against nature
    A notable figure to have spoken out in support of LGBT rights in Mozambique and the rest of Africa is former president Joaquim Chissano who also spoke to other African leaders to stop laws that impede on LGBT rights in Africa.

    A September 2013 survey of people in the Maputo and the cities of Beira and Nampula found moderate levels of support for the legal recognition of same-sex couples and parenting rights:[16]

    Maputo Beira Nampula
    Same rights for same-sex and opposite-sex couples 42.7% 32.0% 47.2%
    Same-sex marriage 37.0% 17.9% 28.2%
    Same-sex adoption 49.5% 40.2% 44.9%

    Summary table

    Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Confirmed)
    Equal age of consent Yes (Confirmed)
    Anti-discrimination laws in employment Yes (Since 2006)
    Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
    Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence No
    Same-sex marriage No
    Recognition of same-sex couples No
    Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
    Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
    Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military No
    Right to change legal gender Emblem-question.svg
    Access to IVF for lesbians No
    Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No

    Current News

    Homosexuality Decriminalised in Mozambique

    Homosexuality Decriminalised in Mozambique

    Law Decriminalising Homosexuality in Mozambique Takes Effect By Ambrose Barigye 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[...]

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