Criminalisation of same sex relations challenged

LEGABIBO members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
LEGABIBO members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

A bench of three High Court judges is tomorrow expected to hear a case in which human rights groups are challenging the criminalisation of same sex relations.

The constitutional case led by Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) seeks court to decriminalise consensual same sex relations. 

According to LEGABIBO, they will challenge the constitutionality of sections 164(a) (c) and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code. 

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