Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

World / Social Issues Jun 13, 2019

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing. Ecuador, where the church ...

Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case

World / Crime & Legal Jun 11, 2019

Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case

Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom ...