Court upholds ban on same-sex relations kenya


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A Kenyan High Court on Friday, handed down a landmark ruling banning same-sex relations in what gender activists called “a blow to human rights.”

“We are satisfied that the provisions (in the constitution) do not offend (homosexuals’) rights to dignity and privacy,” said Roselyne Aburili, the lead judge, while relaying the unanimous verdict of the three-justice panel in Nairobi, the capital.

“We find that the sections are not unconstitutional.

“There was no conclusive scientific proof that homosexuals were born that way and therefore needed special consideration within the constitution.

“Decriminalising gay sex would open a door to same sex unions, which would go directly against the spirit of Article 45 of the constitution on marriage.”

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