Botswana’s top court has ruled that, regardless of moral disapproval, the government cannot ban gay rights advocates from forming political action groups.
This crucial affirmation of civil rights could have wider meaning for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations in the country and beyond.
In 2014, Botswana’s High Court ruled against the government to affirm that lesbians, gays and bisexuals of Botswana cannot be prevented from registering as a non-governmental organisation. The court also acknowledged that LGBT groups are entitled to campaign on HIV/AIDS prevention and fight anti-gay legislation.
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