Botswana’s high court decided that such laws “deserve a place in the museum or archives and not in the world”.
Judge Michael Leburu, who read out a unanimous verdict when the court struck down the country’s ban on gay sex, said: “It is not the business of the law to regulate private consensual sexual encounters.” This ruling follows the unbanning of gay sex in Angola in January and in Mozambique in 2015.
#Repeal164 pic.twitter.com/G5Bsj BNNR8 — Decolonially Queer (@decolonialqueer) June 11, 2019explains these kinds of laws were introduced by the British. “Sexual orientation is innate to human beings and is not a fashion statement.” This historic moment took place in the high court in Gaborone.
In some, such as Sudan and Somalia, their love is punishable by death.
Although such laws are seldom enforced, they leave people open to extortion and abuse.
So far, South Africa is the only sub-Saharan country that allows gay marriage.
However, gay people are still persecuted by law in more than 30 African countries.
Botswana is now the 19th country in Africa to make this change.
It’s a huge win for the LGBTQIA community and a huge win for the continent.The Okavango River empties as a swamp in a basin of the Kalahari Desert where, through the processes of evaporation and transpiration (water given off by plants), it disappears.Most of the islands in the delta began as termite mounds. In Zambia “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” could mean seven or more years behind bars.Uganda passed a law in 2013 punishing gay acts with life imprisonment, though a court later struck it down.Since the country adopted universal test-and-treat in June 2016, an increasing burden has been placed on the health system.