Two lesbian women have bravely gotten married in the capital city Luanda, despite their union not being legally recognised in Angola.

According to local media, the women Рknown only as Ṣo Paulo and Mario Рtied the knot at the end of December.

The women said that they plan to spend their honeymoon in Brazil.

Africa Review reports that it is the only second recorded same-sex marriage in the country, the first having taken place five years ago.

Homosexuality is illegal in Angola, with penalties first introduced during Portuguese colonial rule. Repeat offenders face being sentenced to labour camps.

In 2010, the country’s government refused to receive openly gay Isi Yanouka as the new Israeli ambassador because of his sexual orientation.

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