LGBT rights in Mozambique

The legal status of same-sex sexual activity is ambiguous in Mozambique. There are no explicit laws against homosexual sex, and on March 2011, the Minister of Justice declared during the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozambique. However, the Penal Code does contain an offence of "practices against nature". According to the ILGA, this clause could potentially be interpreted as including male and female same-sex sexual activity, even though it is unknown to what extent the law is enforced. Indeed, reports state that the incidence of the statute being enforced against LGBT individuals have been slim to none.

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