Botswana’s high court has voted to decriminalise homosexuality in a landmark ruling.
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Johannesburg (Reuters) – Botswana decriminalised homosexuality on Tuesday 11 June, with the high court overturning a colonial-era law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison.
Same-sex relationships are illegal in more than 70 countries worldwide; almost half of them in Africa, where homosexuality is broadly taboo and persecution is rife.
“Discrimination has no place in this world. All human beings are born equal. Homosexuality is another form of sexuality that has been suppressed for years,” Justice Michael Leburu said
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