The group submitted a proposal to the Constitutional Review Committee of the National Assembly to amend section 9 of the Constitution; the Committee, at the time, was chaired by MP Sango Patekile Holomisa, who is also president of Contralesa.
The parliamentary caucus of the ruling African National Congress rejected the proposal.
Nevertheless, LGBT South Africans, particularly those outside of the major cities, continue to face some challenges, including homophobic violence (particularly corrective rape), and high rates of HIV/AIDS infection.
In the 1970s – 1980s, LGBT activism was among the many human rights movements in the nation, with some groups only dealing with LGBT rights and others advocating for a broader human rights campaign.
At the time of legalisation, the age of consent was set at 19 for all same-sex sexual conduct, regardless of gender.Same-sex couples can also adopt children jointly, and also arrange IVF and surrogacy treatments.LGBT people enjoy constitutional and statutory protections from discrimination in employment, provision of goods and services and many other areas.I would knock him out." The protection of LGBT rights in South Africa is based on section 9 of the Constitution, which forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation, and applies to the Government and to private parties.The Constitutional Court has stated that the section must also be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination against transgender people.