Under section of Botswana's Penal Code, "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature," was an offense that carried a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment. The decision reversed a court ruling. The Employment Act made it illegal for employers to terminate contracts on the basis of sexual orientation, in the High Court ruled that the government had to allow Legabibo to register as an organization, and two landmark rulings in October and December laid the foundation for trans people to more easily change their official gender on identity documents. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. In January, Angola's parliament adopted a new penal code, for the first time since it gained independence from Portugal inwhich paved the way for lawmakers to remove the provision characterizing same-sex relationships as "vices against nature.
Although Kenya struck down the change to the law that criminalizes homosexuality in May -- and remains a deeply conservative and religious society -- its courts has shown some independence in recent years regarding LGBTQ matters.
This is what excites me the most. More Videos Inan appeals court in Mombasa ruled that forced anal exams on people who are suspected of same-sex activity are unconstitutional, following the arrest and forced anal exams of two men in Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, coordinator of Legabibo, a prominent LGBTQ rights group in the country, said that the verdict would have a tangible impact on LGBTQ individuals' daily life, saying that it would help with access to health and legal services.
The ruling comes just a month after Kenya's high court upheld its laws criminalizing homosexuality.