Namibia Court Endorses Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage From Other Countries

Published: 16/Mai/2023
Source: Voice of America

By Vitalio Angula

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA — The Supreme Court of Namibia has ruled in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages from other countries, making Namibia only the second nation on the continent to do so after South Africa.

A small group of LGBTQ activists gathered at Namibia’s Supreme Court Tuesday where justices ruled in a 4 to 1 vote that Namibians married to foreign nationals in foreign jurisdictions must be recognized as any other couple within the country.

One of the judges, JA Mainga, dissented on the basis that the laws of Namibia do not recognize same-sex relationships. The other four judges, however, ruled that not recognizing same-sex couples infringes on their rights to dignity and equality.

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Themes: Discrimination, Sexuelle, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Namibie
Year: 2023