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Botswana decriminalizes homosexuality

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 10:08 am

The Botswana High Court on Tuesday ruled the nation’s ban on same-sex relations was unconstitutional. The court’s three judges unanimously agreed to scrap the 1965 law, which had carried a seven-year prison sentence. They wrote that sexual orientation is not a “fashion statement” and that diversity and tolerance are hallmarks of a democratic society. “Any criminalization of love or finding fulfillment in love dilutes compassion and tolerance,” the judges said.

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Religion and romance

Family | A new report bursts modern stereotypes about who is in the most satisfying relationships
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/07/19, 01:55 pm

Very religious couples enjoy higher-quality relationships and more sexual satisfaction than less religious or secular couples, according to a new study by the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution. The report looked at four key outcomes—relationship quality, fertility, domestic violence, and infidelity—among couples in religious, mixed, and secular marriages in 11 countries around the world. It asked, “Is faith a global force for good or ill in the family?”

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Pride and the president

Politics | What President Donald Trump has said about LGBT issues and religious liberty
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/06/19, 04:46 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on May 31 became the first Republican president to voice his support for LGBT Pride Month, raising some skepticism and questions about his positions on sexuality and religious liberty.

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