Angolan activists happy with same-sex law changes

Gender rights activists in Angola have welcomed a change to the penal code, which has come into effect this week, which means same-sex relationships are no longer criminalised.

The new law also recognises the rights of people of different sexual orientations.

Anyone refusing to employ or provide services to individuals based on their sexual orientation may face up to two years in prison.

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“This penal code is going to allow us to make different demands from now on and allows us to have a conversation about employment, which is one of the main struggles for LGBTI people,” Luanda-based gender activist Paula Sebastião.

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