Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)
by Werner Menges
Same-sex couple Phillip Lühl and Guillermo Delgado scored a victory in the Windhoek High Court on Wednesday, with judge Thomas Masuku declaring that their first-born child is a Namibian citizen by descent.
Masuku also ordered the minister of home affairs, immigration, safety and security to issue a certificate of Namibian citizenship to the couple’s son, who was born through a surrogate pregnancy in South Africa in March 2019.
Although Lühl, who is a born Namibian, is reflected on the boy’s birth certificate as one of his parents, with the Mexican-born Delgado reflected as the second parent, the home affairs ministry has been refusing to acknowledge that the boy is a Namibian citizen by descent.