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African Country Legalizes Homosexuality

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Mozambique - Google MapsGay sex will officially be legal in Mozambique from 29 June. The southern African nation will officially be added to the list of countries with no law against same-sex relations, 180 days after the government agreed to the revised Penal Code.

Legislators specifically revised the penal code that allowed ‘security measures’ to be taken against people ‘who habitually engage in vices against nature’. This was used to discriminate against and prosecute LGBTI people that could have sent them to a workhouse for up to three years.

But as this was done rarely it was considered by many to be a meaningless clause in the statute books. Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique has said: ‘The new Penal Code sweeps away a great deal of the musty colonial legacy, including the mention of “vices against nature”. ‘Now not even the most contorted of arguments could claim that acts of gay sex between consenting adults are somehow illegal.’

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Argentina: Senate Legalizes Gay Marriage at 4 AM

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The vote in the Senate at 4:05 a.m. today was 33-27 with 3 abstentions. The lower house already passed the bill and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner strongly supports it.

“Gay marriage is law in Argentina,” the Senate president said three times after the vote was displayed on an electronic board in the chamber.

The debate lasted nearly 15 hours. “The result sparked euphoria among the (LGBT) activists who, despite the polar wave that grips the city, held a vigil in the Plaza of the Two Congresses,” said Buenos Aires’ Clarín newspaper.

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