South Africa's post-apartheid Constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, and South Africa was the fifth country in the world, and the first—and, to date, only—in Africa, to legalise same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples can also adopt children jointly, and also arrange IVF and surrogacy Discrimination protections: Constitutional and statutory . South Africa has become the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to allow legal marriages between same-sex couples, after a historic vote in Parliament on 14 November, followed by the signature of Acting President Phumzile Mlamblo-Ngcuka on 30 December, passed the Civil Union Bill into law.
1 Dec 2006. Vernon Gibbs (38) and Tony Halls (52) get married in South Africa's first gay marriage.The couple tie the knot in the home affairs building in George, a town in the the Western Cape province of South Africa.The marriage officer was Petro Kruger, a Home Affairs Official. In the last few days, New Zealand and France became the 13th and 14th countries to legalize gay marriage, respectively. My home country, South Africa, legalized it in 2006, becoming the first African country to do so. Although it was a positive move, it doesn't mean that South Africa is progressive Author: Estelle Nagel.
Mar 14, 2019 · Marriage in South Africa is a legally binding contract. The regulations are governed by the South African Marriage Act of 1961 and the Civil Union Act of 2006, both of which outline the regulations regarding how a marriage is performed, and who may marry one another — thanks to the latter act, gay marriage in South Africa is legal —, as. LGBT Rights in South Africa: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.