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LGBTI Rights in Botswana


ADDED ON: 10/14/2021

Botswana Court Reserves Judgement After State Appeals Gay Sex Ruling

GABORONE — Botswana's Court of Appeal on Tuesday reserved judgement in a case in which the state seeks to overturn a 2019 ruling that decriminalized same sex relations. In a landmark case the…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Botswana appeals ruling allowing gay sex, court delays judgment

Botswanan judges on Tuesday postponed ruling on a case in which the government is seeking to overturn a 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex, saying the matter needed more research and debate.…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Group in Botswana Works to Improve Health Care for Trans, Intersex People

An advocacy group in Botswana is working with medical providers to improve transgender and intersex people’s access to health care. African Women for Sexual Health and Gender Justice in late January conducted…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2020

First pan-African virtual Pride event takes place to share LGBT+ stories

The first pan-African virtual Pride event takes place on Friday aimed at bringing together LGBT+ Africans to share their stories of challenge and success from a continent where they are often criminalised…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Same-Sex Relationships No Longer a Crime in Botswana

Botswana becomes yet another African country to repeal its colonial laws against homosexuality, and recognise gay people as humans deserving of love and respect. Several decades ago, same sex relations were taken…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Botswana seeks to overturn ruling that legalized gay sex

Botswana’s government will appeal a high court ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, potentially resuscitating a law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison. Last month’s landmark court ruling, which…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Time for Swaziland to Follow Botswana’s Lead and Decriminalise Gay Sex

Swaziland should follow the example of its near-neighbour Botswana and decriminalise gay sex. The kingdom, also known as eSwatini, has much in common with Botswana. Both were protectorates of Great Britain and…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Botswana’s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex

Botswana’s High Court ruled on Tuesday to overturn colonial-era laws that criminalized homosexuality, a decision hailed by activists as a significant step for gay rights on the African continent. “Human dignity is…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Botswana could decriminalise gay sex on Tuesday when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws. Homosexual…

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