President Peter Mutharika of Malawi “Wants Gay Rights Protected”

The debate now unfolding in Malawi may revive hope that there’s an opening for reform of anti-LGBT laws in an African country.

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika wants LGBTI people to be protected against homophobia and that the decision on whether homosexuality be legalised or not should be decided by Malawians, State House has said.

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Viola: Let gays have their rights protected

Speaking on Capital Radio’s Daybreak Malawi program on Wednesday, Presidential Press Secretary Gerald Viola said President Mutharika “wants gay rights respected.”

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Viola said LGBTI people have rights, though in minority and that the President wants “their rights should be protected.”

Mutharika government has put a temporary prohibition on anti-homosexual laws.

Viola said the President will let Malawians to decide about homosexuality, even if it means a referendum.


Photo By U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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