In January 2019, Angola’s parliament approved the new penal code which eliminated the outlawing of homosexuality. These new laws officially came into effect on 9th February 2021 after a ninety-day period from their publication date on 22nd July 2020.
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This came after the Angolan Parliament, yesterday, adopted its new penal code Act that saw these colonial provisions dropped. The new penal code also provides more protection for sexual and gender minorities as discrimination of persons based on their gender identity or sexual orientation is now a crime by law. Article 214 of the new Penal Code, forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment and the provision of goods and services