Namibia grants legal status to certain same-sex marriages

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Homosexual unions legally concluded abroad must be recognized by the government, the Supreme Court has ruled
FILE PHOTO. Participants of the Swakopmund Gay Pride walks on the main street of the city, Namibia. © Oleksandr Rupeta/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Namibia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday granted legal recognition to same-sex marriages concluded abroad between Namibian citizens and foreign spouses. The move overturns a previous High Court ruling that refused to accept such unions.
Two Namibian citizens took legal action when the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration declined to issue permits to their same-sex foreign partners. The couples, Daniel Digashu and Johan Potgieter, and Anette and Anita Seiler-Lilles, who married in South Africa and Germany respectively, had argued that the term “spouse” in Namibian immigration law should be inclusive of same-sex couples or be declared unconstitutional.
The High Court, however, ruled against them last year. While the judge presiding over the case agreed with their argument, she stated that she was bound by Namibia’s prohibition of same-sex relations and that “only the Supreme Court can correct” the situation.
However, local media reported on Tuesday that the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriages between the two gay couples must be acknowledged in Namibia, with the non-Namibian partners recognized as spouses under the Immigration Control Act.
The court emphasized that the Ministry of Home Affairs’ refusal to acknowledge these marriages violates constitutional rights to equality and dignity.
This court accordingly found that the approach of the ministry to exclude spouses, including the appellants, in a validly concluded same-sex marriage… infringes both the interrelated rights to dignity and equality of the appellants,” the ruling said, as reported by AFP.
The decision also grants non-Namibian spouses in same-sex marriages the same residency rights in Namibia as heterosexual couples.[B]READ MORE: [/B]South Africans march in solidarity with Palestinians (VIDEO)
In March, the Supreme Court of Namibia overturned a lower court’s decision to grant citizenship to the son of a gay couple who was born to a surrogate mother in South Africa, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2006.
The court refused to grant nationality to four-year-old Yona, who had Phillip Luhl, a Namibian, and his Mexican partner, Guillermo Delgado, listed as his parents on the South African birth certificate. The ruling insisted that Yona’s birth “was not registered in accordance with the Citizenship Act.
Although homosexuality is illegal in Namibia, the 1927 sodomy law is rarely enforced.

very progressive

The virus is spreading.
Only way out is amending the constitution to clarify that human rights do not include unnatural unions and acts like homosexuality.
Otherwise this loophole will be exploited by lgbtqpz in other countries

Namibia is a colony of SA and Germany

I think whites own like 70% of arable lands iirc…there is a reason Namibians do not need a visa to travel to the UK…ni colony

Wako less pia. Less than 2.5M. Compare that to our Kenya where we are 50M+.

Very progressive. Southern African nations are very progressive when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Good for them.

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Is “progressive” the new synonym for degeneracy?

In the campaign to save the world, Uganda needs to start with our Namibian brothers to understand ‘the African position’.

[SIZE=7]Ugandan president calls on Africa to ‘save the world from homosexuality’[/SIZE]

The Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has called on African leaders to reject “the promotion of homosexuality”, suggesting he will sign into law a controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill, which was passed by parliament last month.

A Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist, who asked to remain anonymous for their own safety, attended the conference via Zoom under a pseudonym. “They are drawing up an African strategy to fight homosexuality. They want their government heads to commit to what they called ‘the African position’,” the activist said.

Ask your mother

That country is a zoo.

bado una tafuta acceptance? :D:D

ati progressive ?

Ngui Malaya,shoga takataka


Waah! Kwani wanaume wa kunyonya mboro ni wengi aje huku? Aaaarrghhh…

Ulifikiri ni wewe pekee yako?

A good homosexual is a dead one

Resident Homosexual is wetting his pants with undigested githeri.