A High Court has ruled as unconstitutional, Section 164 of Botswana's Penal Code which criminalised same-sex relationships. Botswana joins Angola, Mozambique and Seychelles which have scrapped anti-gay laws in recent years.
High Court Scraps Anti-Gay Laws
allAfrica, 11 June 2019
Botswana's High Court has overturned a law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations. Under section 164 of Botswana's Penal Code, same sex relations was an offense that carried a… Read more »
Displaying the rainbow flag of gay rights activists: Despite vocal opposition in a number of African countries, acceptance is slowly gaining ground (file photo).
Factbox - 10 Countries That Have Decriminalised Gay Sex
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 11 June 2019
Botswana decriminalised homosexuality on Tuesday, with the High Court overturning a colonial-era law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison. Read more »
'A Victory in the Battle for Equality and Freedom to Love Whoever You Choose'
Deutsche Welle, 11 June 2019
The country's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law with British roots that could punish people with up to seven years in prison. Botswana's president had also signaled his… Read more »
High Court Expected to Rule on Scrapping Anti-Gay Laws
Botswana's high court is due to rule in a landmark case on gay sex on Tuesday June 10, 2019, AFP reports. Read more »
The judges have declined to decriminalise same-sex relationships, despite it sparking "harassment, arbitrary arrest, evictions, limitations in freedoms of association, limitations ... Read more »
Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country, offering advocates a rare chance to ... Read more »
Angola has removed the notorious "vices against nature" provision in its penal code, with the law now banning discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation. ... Read more »
A Botswana court decision to allow the registration of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights organization is an important human rights victory for the people of ... Read more »
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