Botswana mulls gay ruling

2014-11-18 17:05

Gaborone - Botswana‘s labour and home affairs minister on Tuesday said he was still considering whether to appeal against a high court ruling that Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (Legabibo) can register as an organisation.

"I am still studying the judgment before I can take any decision," minister Edwin Batshu told a Sapa correspondent.

On Friday, high court judge Terrence Rannowane ruled that Legabibo could register their organisation.

The labour ministry and the Register of Societies previously refused to let the organisation register. Rannowane ruled this to be unlawful.

Handing down judgment on Friday, Rannowane said he had examined the objective of Legabibo "with view of finding out if any of the them offends against section 72 of the Society’s Act".

He concluded this was not the case and set aside the decision by the Register of Societies to deny them registration and recognition in 2012.

The Register of Societies' reason for refusing the group recognition was that the country's Constitution did not recognise homosexuality.

  • Sello Nocturnal - 2014-11-18 17:31

    I have never heard of a heterosexual organisation,why do they have to promote their practice,is it a battle of the sexuality for them

      PeterJJhb - 2014-11-18 18:38

      U have never heard of one cause ure not being persecuted and judged for ure sexual orientation. Duh! Think man!

  • Phillip Strydom - 2014-11-18 18:18

    Time you accept it, you will be supprised what top persons in botswana will fall out of office....i mean closet...

      Jamba - 2014-11-18 19:06


  • Lukwago Riaan - 2014-11-18 18:33

    Wats wrong wiz pipo?wen God created dis earth,he created adam ad eve dat means a man 2 b wiz a wman not v'vsal.dey shld b against it,dats abomination

      PeterJJhb - 2014-11-18 18:42

      Ure funny! Go play outside and let people live their lives! Aren't u, as a so called Christian, breaking with Gods word of not judging anyone???? Yes, u are. So tired of people like u who take it upon themselves to play God! There are much bigger problems in our world and u tend to focus on gay people. This is why I have lost faith in humans! Sad!

  • Corné Venter - 2014-11-18 18:40

    Lumbago, plz tyk youself 2 bookstor ad by dickshunary. Pipo will lyk u badder den.

  • Lesvokli Pitsiladi - 2014-11-18 19:06

    As we celebrate pride in PE next week on 29 November, we can really count our blessings.

  • Nkululeko Dube Ka M'sobeli - 2014-11-18 20:15

    What are they out to prove... Gay or not who cares

  • nonhlanhlarachel.shongwe - 2014-11-18 20:17

    Those things need to be killed

  • Titch Chapfika - 2014-11-19 12:32

    Study the Bible not their paper

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