The country's gay community and rights activists celebrated on June 11, when the High Court became the first in Africa to overturn colonial-era laws against gay sex. But the victory could be short-lived as Botswana's attorney general is to appeal the ruling.
Activists Decry Botswana's Appeal Against Legalizing Gay Sex
VOA, 19 July 2019
Botswana's government is to appeal a High Court judgement which overturned colonial-era laws against gay sex – the first decriminalization of homosexual relations through the… Read more »
Attorney General to Appeal High Court Ruling On Same-Sex Relationships
Botswana Daily News, 8 July 2019
Attorney General Advocate Abraham Keetshabe says he will appeal last month's High Court judgement decriminalising same-sex relationshionships. Read more »
Botswana is the fourth African country to decriminalize homosexual relations, and the first to do so through the courts. The case removed Section 164 and 165 of Botswana's penal ... 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 »
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