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Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Human Rights Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 28 June 2018, the Justice Ministry was reported to have given legal recognition to gay rights lobby group Association Iris Angola in a breakthrough for LGBT rights in the country. The group has 200 members and is the only gay rights group in the country to have legal recognition [R1.1].

R1.1 PinkNews:Angola legally recognises LGBT rights lobby group in historic move 28 JUN 18
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

The Penal Code 16 September 1886 (inherited from the Portugese colonial era) in Angola prohibits consensual sex between same-sex couples [R1.1].

Articles 70 and 71 add security measures on people who habitually practice acts against the order of nature, stating that such people shall be sent to labour camps

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 380.51kb, MAY 2011
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 30 December 2011, a lesbian pair from the US state of Chicago reportedly had become the second-ever couple to wed in the country. Homosexuality being illegal, the union will have no official standing [R1.2].

On 19 June 2008, it was reported that 21-year-old Aleksander Gregório (Chano), and 23-year-old Bruno*, better known as Bruna, were "married", having on 06 May 2005 signed a letter of commitment in the presence of a retired notary [R1.1].

R1.2 PinkPaper: Lesbian couple become second-ever pair to 'marry' in Angola 30 DEC 11
R1.1 IRIN Plus News: Angola: Invisible and vulnerable 19 JUN 08

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