Consensual sex between same sex couples is believed to be lawful at age eighteen (18) years [R1.1].
However, it has been reported that the age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples is different to that of opposite sex couples [R1.2].
Art. 1 law no 27/2001 established on 28/04/2001 relating to the protection against child abuse stipulates that:
“For the purpose of this law, a child is anybody aged below eighteen 18 years with the exception of what is provided for in other laws.”