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Seychelles News | LGBT

Seychelles overturns sodomy law in victory for LGBT rights
  • The Seychelles National Assembly voted in favor of abolishing a colonial-era law criminalizing sodomy, effectively legalizing same-sex relations in the archipelago nation.
  • Seychelles joins fellow African Union members São Tomé e Príncipe and Mozambique in recent pro-LGBT legal reform.
  • As in most countries around the world, the debate over decriminalization was dominated by religious concerns, with Catholics comprising 76% of the Seychellois population and Anglicans, the second largest religious community, comprising 6%.

Read more:
Seychelles parliament passes bill to decriminalize sodomy“(Seychelles News Agency)
Seychelles repeals colonial-era law banning gay sex” (PinkNews)
Tiny African victory: Seychelles repeals ban on gay sex” (Erasing 76 Crimes)

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