Anti-gay politician sworn in as Zambian president

Colin Stewart
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Anti-gay Zambian defense  minister Edgar Lungu was inaugurated today as president of Zambia. By a majority of 48.3 percent to 46.7 percent, he  won the Jan.  20 election to fill the remainder of the term of former President Michael Sata, who died in October.

Lungu is a long-time opponent of gay rights. In 2013, as Zambia’s minister of home affairs, he urged the police to investigate a (never-confirmed) report that four same-sex couples tried to register gay marriages in the Zambian capital.

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