While not-exactly-on-America’s-radar nations like Albania move toward marriage equality, Malawi is heading in the opposite direction.
Already having made gay sex a crime punishable by 14 years in prison (or death!), the African nation’s parliament banned same-sex marriage in a recent budget bill. Discrimination is now written into Malawi’s constitution. No word from the U.S. State Department, meanwhile, decrying the move; its website also doesn’t mention anything about gay discrimination on its travel guide.
Worth noting: It was around this time last year Malawian president Bingu Mutharika agreed to meet with the nation’s only formal gay rights group, the Malawi Gay Rights Movement, which he voiced support for.
(h/t Rod 2.0)
Our Gay Icon, Queen Madonna should step in and help the Malawi people see equality for Gays & Lesbians.
Malawi seems to have a lot in common with the U.S. The President meets gay rights groups and says he supports them, but there is a federal law not recognizing same sex marriage.
We, the Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), have just launched a website http://www.magrim.org for information about Malawian gays and lesbains.
For more infor, please E-mail us on [email protected].
Malawian gays are in trouble for sure.
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