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Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:20 am

Why were laws criminalizing homosexuality between two consenting adults upheld in Kenya, but struck down in Botswana this year. What lead to the two different directions on gay rights in each country.
 
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:17 am

The answer is pretty obvious. Botswana and Kenya are two different countries. For the same reason that the US needed a court ruling while Canada's government voted for it.
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:23 am

Because Africa is a continent and not a country. Cultures vary quite a bit depending on region.
 
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:53 pm

I don't know about Kenya or Botswana, but Uganda's criminalizing homosexuality was made law by American evangelicals.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... aw-uganda/
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:56 pm

seb146 wrote:
I don't know about Kenya or Botswana, but Uganda's criminalizing homosexuality was made law by American evangelicals.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... aw-uganda/


Yep, they realize they lost the battle in the US, so devoted their efforts to poisoning the minds of Ugandans instead. Absolutely disgusting, but not surprising. People are actually dying because of what the US evangelicals have done. :sarcastic:
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:08 pm

Kenya vs. Botswana, probably a matter of religion.
In fact, there is no rational argument to be against homosexuality except a religious (i.e. spurious) one.
 
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Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Africa

Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:14 am

bgm wrote:
seb146 wrote:
I don't know about Kenya or Botswana, but Uganda's criminalizing homosexuality was made law by American evangelicals.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... aw-uganda/


Yep, they realize they lost the battle in the US, so devoted their efforts to poisoning the minds of Ugandans instead. Absolutely disgusting, but not surprising. People are actually dying because of what the US evangelicals have done. :sarcastic:

Thankfully, the tough anti gay law in Uganda passed in 2014 has been struck down by the Uganda Supreme Court.

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