Botswana government appeals gay group ruling

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The Botswana government has formally applied to appeal the recent court ruling allowing the registration of the country’s only LGBT rights group.

The Botswana High Court ruled in November that it was unconstitutional for the government to continue to refuse to recognise Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO).

The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs and the Registrar of Societies had insisted that they could not register the group as the Constitution “does not recognise homosexuals” and because the organisation could be used for an “unlawful purpose.”

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