LGBT rights in Cape Verde

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LGBT rights in Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2004[1]
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
Adoption -
Military service Unknown if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections None

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cape Verde may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Cape Verde, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

Laws regarding homosexuality

Since 2004, same-sex sexual acts are legal in Cape Verde.[1] The age of consent is 16, equal with opposite-sex sexual activity.

The previous law called for fines supervision for first time offenders, while repeat offenders would face imprisonment.[2]

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