Posted by on June 21, 2024 3:04 pm
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Gay sex between men was initially criminalised in Namibia under colonial rule (Image: Pixabay)

The Namibia High Court has overturned a historic gay sex ban, saying in its ruling that the laws “are based to a large extent on nothing more than prejudice.”

The African country shares a border with South Africa and Angola, both of which legalised same-sex sexual activity in 1998 and 2021, respectively.

“What threat does a gay man pose to society, and who must be protected against him?” the judgment added.

“Private moral views of a section of the community”

The court held that “the enforcement of the private moral views of a section of the community (even if they form the majority of that community), which are based to a large extent on nothing

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