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Malawi’s leading Christian group wants referendum affirming anti-gay laws

Sunday, February 2, 2014
LILONGWE, Malawi -- The Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), the country's leading Christian organization, is demanding that the government hold a referendum on Malawi’s harsh anti-gay laws, confident that Malawians will send a message reaffirming their opposition to any effort to decriminalize homosexuality in the African nation. [ Read more → ]

Malawi court hears appeal on three men convicted of homosexuality

Monday, January 20, 2014
BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi's top court is considering an appeal of the conviction of three men who are serving long jail terms for homosexual acts. [ Read more → ]

Malawi official backtracks on possible suspension of anti-gay laws

Thursday, November 8, 2012
LILILONGWE, Malawi -- Malawian Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara on Thursday backtracked on statements regarding possible suspension of arrests of LGBT persons in this small landlocked country in southeastern Africa. [ Read more → ]

Malawi government says it’s reviewing ‘bad’ laws, including sodomy law

Friday, December 9, 2011
Malawi's government announced Thursday that it was reviewing a number of laws, including its anti-gay and anti-lesbian laws. The announcement led to the headline 'Malawi makes U-turn on disputed laws on media, gays' in local newspaper. [ Read more → ]
Monjeza (left) and Chimbalanga

Malawi president pardons gay couple

Saturday, May 29, 2010
A gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years hard labor for holding the country’s first same-sex engagement were pardoned Saturday after a meeting between the president and the UN Secretary General. [caption id="attachment_7994" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Monjeza (left) and Chimbalanga"][/caption] President Bingu wa Mutharika announced... [ Read more → ]
Monjeza (left) and Chimbalanga

Malawi gay couple gets 14 years hard labor for violating ‘order of nature’

Friday, May 21, 2010
A Malawi gay couple was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison with hard labour, after being convicted of sodomy for holding the country's first same-sex wedding. [caption id="attachment_7992" align="aligncenter" width="462" caption="Monjeza (left) and Chimbalanga"][/caption] Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested on... [ Read more → ]

Malawi couple may be subjected to medical exam to prove sexual relations

Friday, January 1, 2010
The first gay couple to marry in Malawi face a humiliating medical examination aimed at proving they have had sexual relations, reports the Guardian. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza could be sentenced to 14 years in prison if found guilty of "unnatural practices between males".... [ Read more → ]

Malawi gay couple arrested following weekend wedding

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A gay couple in Malawi who held a public wedding ceremony have been arrested and charged with "gross indecency," police officials said Tuesday. According to Reuters: Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza publicly wed in a symbolic, traditional ceremony on Saturday. "We arrested them last night... [ Read more → ]

Two men marry in symbolic Malawian gay wedding

Monday, December 28, 2009
Two Malawian men became the first gay couple in their country to publicly tie the knot, the Nation newspaper reported on Monday, risking arrest in the conservative southern African state where homosexuality is illegal. According to Reuters: Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were married in... [ Read more → ]
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