Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Botswana Court Strikes Down Ban on Homosexuality

New York Times reports that yesterday Botswana's High Court struck down the country's ban on homosexuality.  The Court held unconstitutional Section 164 of the Botswana Penal Code that prohibits having "carnal knowledge ... against the order of nature."  Homosexuality was first outlawed in the late 1800's when the Botswana was the British colony of Bechuanaland.