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same-sex marriage: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 5:26 pm
South Africans supported Semenya overwhelmingly on social media with the hashtag #handsoffcaster during the Rio Olympics. She experienced open hostility and protests from other runners who said the race was unfair because they were competing against a man. Semenya was born without ovaries. Instead she has internal testes and testosterone levels three times higher than most women. “If I was a woman 800-meter runner right now, I’d be looking to change careers,” a sports scientist said. SA is the only African country where same-sex marriage is legal.
Staff, 6:36 pm
South Africa is the only country in Africa where same-sex marriage is legal, but the Anglican church there insists that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. When Tutu van Furth decided to marry her partner, Marceline van Furth, an atheist professor from Amsterdam, she knew that her job as a priest of the South African Anglican church would be in jeopardy. Marrying her partner meant being forced out of the priesthood, but for Tutu van Furth, the choice was clear.
Dana Sanchez, 10:01 am
Pope Francis’ criticisms of capitalism and the world’s financial system resonate powerfully with African Catholics. But when it comes to debating possible changes in the church’s approach to divorce and homosexuality, African Catholics are firmly defending tradition. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest growing Catholic populations. About 17 percent of the world’s Catholics live there.
Kevin Mwanza, 2:45 am
Ghanaian legislators would consider legalizing same-sex marriages if proponent of the law offer each member of parliament $1 million as ‘compensation’ for passing the law. Like many other African countries Ghana’s laws prohibit same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage, but a debate on the issue has gripped the country in recent weeks as to what is President John Mahama’s stance on the matter.
Dana Sanchez, 10:42 am
In sub-Saharan Africa, at least nine in 10 people say they are opposed to homosexuality, but the numbers are changing, says a Kenyan LGBTI activist. South Africa is an exception. Same-sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since the Civil Union Act was passed Nov. 30, 2006. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. became the 21st and most populous country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
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