Joyce Banda, Malawi's first female president plans to repeal laws against homosexuality
May 21, 2012 6:08 AM Subscribe
, who was recently sworn in
as Malawi's first ever female president has announced plans to repeal her country's laws against homosexuality
in her first state of nation address. She said:
"Some laws which were duly passed by the august house... will be repealed as a matter of urgency... these include the provisions regarding indecent practices and unnatural acts."
More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalising homosexual acts with imprisionment, abuse and even murder being served as punishment to generally widespread public support. This, coupled with Malawi hosting the African summit in July makes Banda's move all the more laudable.
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