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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:38 PM

Botswana's High Court postpones decision in gay sex case

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MARCH 14, 2019 / 2:06 PM / UPDATED 3 MINUTES AGO

Botswana's High Court postpones decision in gay sex case

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana’s High Court on Thursday postponed its ruling on a case challenging the criminalization of gay sex, which is being scrutinized by campaigners hoping the law could be overturned.

Judge Abednico Tafa told a packed courtroom in Botswana’s capital Gaborone that a decision would be handed down on June 11 after a one-day hearing.

Gesego Lekgowe, lawyer for Letsweletse Motshidiemang, named in court as bringing the case, argued the government should do away with the law in light of a changed society where homosexuality was more widely accepted.

“When the laws were put in place... society was not ready to accept same sex relations,” he told the court, adding that now there was a song about homosexuality that was well-loved in Botswana.

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