Malawi Activists Say Scrapping Sodomy Laws an 'Uphill Battle'

From Face of Malawi Tue Dec 11 2012, 01:01:02

Despite the Malawi government's move to suspend a law banning same-sex relationships, activists say winning a total repeal will be an "uphill battle" in a country where homosexuality is considered a sin. "Malawi culture remains conservative," Billy Mayaya, a leading rights activist, told AFP just hours after President Joyce Banda's government announced the suspension of [...]

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