Richard Ammon. Botswana is both modern urban and simple rural, rich and poor, prosperous and challenged with both an anti-gay law and a playful gay community that breathes freely. The progressive gay organization LeGaBiBo is leading the way to a better future. By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz. At the press conference the director of Bonela described how the law unfairly discriminates against a certain portion of citizens and is therefore against the constitutional guarantee of equal rights. They brought the criminal categorization of that behaviour.
Botswana’s High Court rejects laws criminalising homosexuality
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Botswana is to deport controversial US pastor Steven Anderson after he said on a local radio that homosexuals should be "stoned to death". Let him do it in his own country," he said. Last week, South Africa barred Mr Anderson from visiting because of his critical remarks about homosexuality. The show's presenter Reginald Richardson told the BBC that Mr Anderson expressed disdain for homosexuals during the show saying that they should be killed. Botswana's private Mmegi newspaper reported that security agents apprehended the pastor after the radio show. I am leaving Botswana voluntarily," Mr Anderson told witnesses at the radio station, Reuters reports. Onkokame Mosweu, a commentator on gay and lesbian affairs, commended the government's action but said that the pastor should not have been allowed into the country.
Botswana deports U.S. pastor Steven Anderson over anti-gay views
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Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision in the southern African nation that is seen as one of the continent's most stable and democratic. The ruling came less than a month after Kenya's High Court had upheld similar sections of its own penal code in another closely watched case. More than two dozen countries in sub-Saharan Africa have laws criminalizing gay sex, often holdovers from colonial times.