Monday, 12 November 2012 16:15

Malawi Has Back-Tracked On Its Decision To Suspend Anti-Gay Laws

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Reverse gear starts to become a speciality of the government in Malawi.

After her election, the President Joyce Banda had affirmed her intention to remove the anti-gay laws but a few months ago, under on the pretext that the Malawi people were not ready, she backtracked.

However, last week, not without surprise, the Minister for justice Ralph Kasambara announced that the anti-gay laws were stopped while waiting for a decision as for their repeal or not but it seems that "he had never made such statements."

"There was no such announcement and there was no discussion on same-sex marriage," he told The Daily Times.

According to The Independent, Justice ministry sources said pressure from the Malawi Council of Churches, a group of 24 Protestant churches, forced the U-turn.