The Botswana High Court ruling has decriminalised same sex relationships

The High Court in Botswana ruled on June 11, 2019 that laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relations were unconstitutional. The court in Letsweletse Motshidiemang v. State found in a unanimous decision that Botswana’s “sodomy laws” violate privacy, liberty, and dignity; are discriminatory; and serve no public interest. LGBT activists throughout Africa met the ruling with an outpouring of joy.

Guest: Pearl Magashula - Human Rights Lawyer and activist who also sits on the board of The Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana.
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