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Gay Debate Causes Stir In Namibia’s National Assembly

The Advocate, November 2, 2000

Debate in the Namibia National Assembly over ratification of the African court on human appeals was repeatedly interrupted by antigay members, The Namibian reported. Rosa Namises upset many assembly members when she noted that minority rights, including those of gay men and lesbians, are under threat in Namibia. Home secretary Jerry Ekandjo justified the disruptions by equating homosexuality with sodomy. "As far as I know, sodomy is still a crime in this country," he said.

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