Malawi: Government Suspends Laws Against Same-Sex Couples

Published: November 5, 2012

Malawi suspended its laws against same-sex relationships on Monday and ordered
the police not to arrest gay people pending a decision on whether to repeal the
legislation. Homosexual acts carry a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, but
Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara said he wanted more debate on the issue before
Parliament decided whether to keep the laws. "If we continue arresting and
prosecuting people based on the said laws and later such laws are found to be
unconstitutional, it would be an embarrassment to government," he said.


Pubblicato da Lorenzo Bernini