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“The state cannot be sheriff in people’s bedrooms.” Botswana decriminalises same-sex relations in historic judgment mg.co.za/article/2019-0… #LGBTQ #Pride
“Sexual orientation is innate to human beings and is not a fashion statement,” the court stated. “Homosexuality is not unAfrican, but it is one other way Africans identify but have been repressed for many years.” #Botswana #LGBTQ
From @hrw Human Rights Watch report This Alien Legacy — The Origins of “Sodomy” Laws in British Colonialism: many of the countries that outlaw same-sex relations do so “because they once were British colonies” #Botswana #LGBTQ
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Judges in #Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling to strike out colonial-era legislation and decriminalize same-sex relations.
The judgment will now be given in late May. amp.theguardian.com/global-develop… #LGBTQ 🌈
The High Court said it needed more time to consider the evidence.
The delay prompted anger and disappointment among campaigners. “I just wish the excuse was better. People’s lives are hanging on the line. Justice has been delayed, but it has not yet been denied,”said Yvonne Oduor
Frank Mugisha, a campaigner for gay rights in #Uganda, said before the ruling that a positive result would encourage other countries to follow #Kenya’s path. #Angola recently decriminalised homosexual sex and courts in #Botswana will decide on the issue next month. #LGBTQ
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