One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Zimbabwe's Marriage Bill?

While the Marriage Amendment Bill seeks to harmonise marriage laws and address harmful practices like forced marriages and child marriage, the document includes a ban on same-sex marriage. According to Minister Prisca Mupfumira, the objective of the Bill is "recognition of the supremacy of the Constitution, which invalidates any law, practice and custom or conduct inconsistent with the Constitution".

Top-left: Zimbabwean flag. Top-right: wedding bands. Bottom-left: Judge's gavel. Bottom-right: LGBTQI+ pride flag.

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