Cape Verde LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In 2004, the age of consent was equalised and consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful at sixteen (16) years [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: “State-Sponsored Homophobia” MAY 09
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In December 2008, Cape Verde was among the 66 nations that signed the joint UN statement for LGBT human rights [R1.1].

R1.1 PinkNews.co.uk: “66 Countries Back UN Statement on Rights of Sexual Minorities” 19 DEC 08
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In 2004, consensual sex between same-sex couples became lawful [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: “State-Sponsored Homophobia” MAY 09