BOTSWANA: BOTSWANA GAY RIGHTS GROUP TO FIGHT GOV’T APPEAL ON RECOGNITION

Salc : Staff Writer

21 January 2015

The Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) on Wednesday vowed to fight the government’s decision to appeal against a court ruling authorising the registration of the organization.LEGABIBO coordinator Annah Mmolai-Chalmers said Wednesday that the group was disappointed that government’s appeal sought to negate what the organisation had considered to be a major breakthrough.

Mmolai-Charmers said LEGABIBO has started consultations with its lawyers in response to the government’s appeal.

The government, through the Attorney General, has already filed appeal papers.

The move follows last year’s High Court decision that ruled that LEGABIBO should be allowed to lawfully register with the Department of Civil and National Registration under the auspices of Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs.

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