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DUCKING REAL ISSUEs

GHAI: Kenyan, Botswana courts: Gay sex and constitutions

Botswana Court of Appeal said the law making homosexual relations a crime is unconstitutional

In Summary

• Three years ago, Kenyan judges reached the opposite conclusion, though Penal Codes the same and constitution very similar, Kenya' is more liberal.

• Kenya avoided privacy, dignity, said no discrimination on gay sex; Botswana said it discriminates, violates gay men's right to privacy dignity.

You may have read that the Botswana Court of Appeal has just (on Monday) upheld a decision of their High Court that said the law making it a crime for men to have sexual relations with each other is ...