State's soft defence was doomed from Day 1

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If the Tuesday High Court case on the decriminalisation of same sex conduct was a boxing match, the Attorney General’s (AG) office would have been slumped on the floor in the corner, bruised black eye bulging, mouth guard hanging from split lips.

And going by what the bench of three judges wrote in their 132-page judgement, the State always had the pummelling coming.

From the time the AG’s response to the case involved calling the 24-year old applicant a “cry baby” who was free to engage in sexual activity as long as it was not “per anus,” defeat was staring the State in the eye.

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