After Britain outlawed homosexuality in its penal code in 1897, the issue has caused problems for post-colonial nations like Kenya. Although it is legal to have same-sex relations in the UK, as well as to have a same-sex marriage and adopt as a same-sex family, its anti-gay heritage has affected post-colonial countries like Kenya, where being gay can land you up to fourteen years in prison. But as a landmark case comes to court after a two-year battle, the Kenyan High Court is debating whether or not to legalise same-sex relations. The case, which was first filed in 2016, aims to challenge the discriminatory sections Kenyan Penal Code that criminalize same-sex relations between adults.
February 26 / Pink News