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Gabon: Lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality

Gabon: Lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality

(Reuters) – Lawmakers in Gabon’s lower house of parliament voted to decriminalise homosexuality, becoming one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reverse a law that punishes sexual relations between people of the same sex. In the vote late on Tuesday, 48 members of parliament backed the proposed initiative by the government, to revise […]

Gabon: Anti-gay ban as reform stalls

Gabon: Anti-gay ban as reform stalls

Gabon has passed an anti-gay law, becoming the 70th country to do so, an official confirmed, as the global pace of reform falters. The central African country banned “sexual relations between people of the same sex” in a new penal code earlier this year, according to copies of the law online.