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Angola becomes next African Country to Decriminalize Homosexuality

BellaNaija.com

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Thousands gather with LGBT Flags. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Angola has adopted a new penal code, dropping the “vices against nature” provision from its colonial era, and decriminalizing homosexuality.

The country’s new law will see people who discriminate against members of the LGBT community be subject to up to 2 years in prison, Human Rights Watch revealed.

The country’s old penal code was put in place by its colonizers, Portugal, in 1975, allowing discrimination of LGBT people in terms of education, employment, and even healthcare.

Angola now joins other African countries like South Africa, Lesotho and Seychelles to become places where LGBT people can live without the fear of state-sanctioned discrimination and violence.

Photo Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

10 Comments

  1. Quinn

    January 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    We thank the almighty ??

    • Elle

      January 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      Which “almighty”?!

    • Quinn

      January 25, 2019 at 12:56 am

      God*

    • Elle

      January 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      Well, I don’t know which ‘god’ you are referring to because the God of the Bible would not want to be thanked for what is contrary to His Word.

  2. Stephen

    January 24, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Yesssssssssss Angola

  3. gbaskelebo

    January 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you GEJ

  4. Quinn

    January 25, 2019 at 12:56 am

    We thank God for this improvement, the year is off to a good start, hopefully more people are beginning to see how important it is for us to make our world into a better place despite our differences, and the need for love UNDERSTANDING and tolerance

  5. Quinn

    January 25, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Great news! Hopefully more people are beginning to see how important it is for us to make our world into a better place despite our differences, through love UNDERSTANDING and tolerance

  6. Quinn

    January 25, 2019 at 1:13 am

    God*

  7. Keke driver

    January 25, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Slowly but surely.

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