See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Namibian court strikes down law criminalising same-sex relationships

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
From The Right

A top Namibian court on Friday struck down colonial-era laws criminalising same-sex relationships in a “historic” verdict against a pushback on LGBTQ rights in southern Africa. The high court in the capital, Windhoek, declared the crimes of “sodomy” and “unnatural sexual offences” as “unconstitutional and invalid” in its ruling on the case brought by a local LGBTQ activist. “We are not persuaded that in a democratic society such as ours… it is reasonably justifiable to make an activity criminal just because a segment, maybe a majority, of the citizenry consider...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

More News about General News from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right