Doesn’t Malawi’s President Support the Gays? Not Enough to Stop Gay Marriage Ban


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)