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LGBT activists in 'dismay' after Botswana strikes down laws condemning homosexuality

Botswana's High Court administered on Tuesday to decriminalize same-sex relations, making it the most recent African country to do as such




The court led collectively to strike down areas of Botswana's reformatory code that rebuffed homosexuality with as long as seven years in jail on the premise they were unlawful.

"Human nobility is hurt when minority gatherings are minimized," Judge Michael Leburu told a stuffed court in the capital Gaborone, including that the boycott was "prejudicial".

The choice came as a noteworthy triumph for lesbian, gay, swinger and transgender (LGBT) activists in Botswana, who have long battled to decriminalize homosexuality.

"I'm in a condition of skepticism. Despite everything I need to process the judgment," Anna Chalmers, CEO of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), which joined the case as a companion of the court,