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Today, HRC celebrates a monumental decision by the High Court of Botswana to overturn Sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the country’s Penal Code -- an archaic law dating back to 1885 that criminalized consensual same-sex relations between adults. “Today’s historic decision by Botswana’s High Court puts an end to a law that discriminated against and violated the most fundamental human rights of an entire group of people,” said HRC Director of Global Partnerships Jean Freedberg. “We congratulate Botswana’s LGBTQ advocates and their legal teams who fought vigorously to achieve this victory and honor the courage of the plaintiff in this case whose voice has given hope to the LGBT... Full story

12 June