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Ramaphosa praises homosexuality

by Mandla Ndlovu
27 Apr 2022 at 12:04hrs | Views
South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa has praiused South Africa for creating a conducive environment for homosexuals to practice their same sex marriages and partnerships.

Speaking at a Freedom Day celebration in Mpumalanga, Ramaphosa said, "Today in a free South Africa, those that want to practice same sex marriages can do so. And they are able to adopt children and even inherit children from their partners. That is the freedom we have and celebrate in South Africa today."

Homosexual activity remains outlawed in more than 30 of Africa's 54 countries; in a few, it is punishable by death. Many LGBTQ Africans are subject to stigma and abuse, facing unemployment, homelessness and estrangement from their families.

South Africa is the only African country that has legalized same-sex marriage, and its constitution protects against anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Yet even there, violence against LGBTQ people remains common.

Last year, according to Human Rights Watch, a mob in Cameroon beat and sexually assaulted a 27-year-old intersex person. The perpetrators made videos of the prolonged attack that circulated on social media.

Watch the full speech below:

Source - Byo24News