'Anti-gay law discriminates against men'

MUTARE - A top human rights lawyer has slammed the country’s anti-gay legislation as discriminatory not only against homosexuals only but also male homosexuals in particular.

Passmore Nyakureba told a National Association of Freelance Journalists (NAFJ) gender training workshop in Mutare recently that the country’s sodomy laws were being used to counter homosexuals’ rights which are not outlawed by the Constitution but said the law only applied to males and not females.

“The Criminal Code is discriminatory on two levels. The first is that the Constitution guarantees freedom of association and equal protection and benefit from the law but then criminalises a sexual relationship between two consenting adults and then on the second level it criminalises homosexual acts among gays and not among lesbians,” Nyakureba said.

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Baba ndi baba , vakadzi kutamba. Mukadzi aparepwa nevamwe vakadzi haakuvare semurume anorepwa nevamwe varume...zvakanyanya kuma jere , Ma prisoners anofanira kuvawo nema rights ekuzotandadzwa ne vakadzi vavo. Ndinofunga pavakudiwa imwe hurumende , kana tisingawoni kuti zvinhu dai zvakachinja kare kare.

Vakadzi havazi ngochani - 7 December 2018

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