LGBT rights group cheers new Zimbabwe constitution


Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) says its members welcome the recent overwhelming vote in favor of the country’s new constitution, despite its provision banning same-sex marriage.

With a new constitution, the country can move forward to new elections and to protection of the rights of all citizens, GALZ said.

GALZ Director Chesterfield Samba urged quick repeal of the country’s law that provides for a one-year prison sentence for  sexual relations between men.

GALZ stated:

Zimbabwe’s LGBTI community reported participating in the referendum for a new constitution despite the draft prohibiting same sex marriages. GALZ believes that the draft constitution provides a useful foundation on which Zimbabwe can rebuild respect for human rights by its institutions and citizens.

The Constitution recognises in its founding values, the equality and inherent dignity and worth of all human beings. These are important values which are common to all Zimbabweans, including GALZ members…

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About Mercy

Mercy is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative, the one and only LGBTI Health and Human rights organization in Ethiopia Please feel free to Contact him at: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted on March 24, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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