- An LGBTQ group has lost its battle for recognition following a court ruling which accused the group of spreading information about same-sex relationships which are banned in the country
- The country is been ruled by an absolute monarch, King Mswati III, who has been in power since 1986 has the power to hire and fire judges
- Eswatini Gender Minorities aims to promote and protect the rights of same-sex couples
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MBABANE - Homosexuality is still banned in eSwatini and an LGBTQ group, Eswatini Gender Minorities, has gone to the courts to demand official recognition.
However, their hopes of success were dashed when the court refuses to recognise the organisation.
The court condemned the organisation's efforts to spread awareness about same-sex relationships.
“What is in the sanctity of the home should not be shouted out on the mountain top,” said judge Mumcy Dlamini.
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Gay couples are forbidden from adopting children in the small African state. The country is ruled by an absolute monarch, King Mswati III, who has been in power since 1986.
He has the power to appoint and dismiss judges and dissolve parliament. Eswatini Gender Minorities aims to promote and protect the rights of same-sex couples.
"He must apologise": Steve Hofmeyr in hot water for his homophobic remarks
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Singer Steve Hofmeyr has landed in hot water for his homophobic remarks. The Afrikaans singer was called out by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for comments he made on social media.
In a now-deleted tweet, Hofmeyr took a swipe at Disney for creating content that accommodates members of the LGBTQ+ community.
According to The South African, the singer's comments which are in contravention of the equality act, were posted earlier this month. He said:
“While my generation learned to speak to mice, ducks and dogs, our children will be taught how to have sex with mice, ducks and dogs. Those relationships with animals are part of that ‘+’ at the end of the LGBTQI+”.
"Love to see it": LGBTQ+ couple smooch to celebrate new crib, SA sends congrats
In similar news, a lovely gay couple named Siya and Mosa took to Twitter to share their accomplishment of securing a new home for themselves.
In the Twitter post, the lovebirds captioned a pic of themselves smooching with the words:
"Home is where the heart is."
People on Twitter expressed their joy for the couple's achievement as they caught the feels. Some peeps couldn't pass up a chance to ask more about the LGTBQ+ lifestyle.
Source: Briefly News