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Zimbabwean Parliament Roiled by Gay Marriage Discussion

MnangagwaThe trend of 'outing' figures in government has reached Zimbabwe.

A Parliament discussion of South Africa's recent legalization of same-sex unions became heated this week when an opposition legislator accused several Zimbabwean officials of being gay.

Homosexuality is still a crime in Zimbabwe. Reaction from the acting leader of the ruling party was swift.

Said Emmerson Mnangagwa: "In Zimbabwe, we are very clear that men marry women and women get married to men. In Zimbabwe we prohibit marriages of similar sexes. We have no duty to criticize laws passed by another parliament."

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe earlier this year threatened to arrest any clergy who performed gay marriages in the country and warned his supporters of the evils of homosexuality, saying "Leave whites to do that."

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  1. They prohibit the marriage of "similar sexes". I'm not exactly sure what that means.

    Posted by: KJ | Dec 8, 2006 9:55:16 AM

  2. Death to Mugabe!! Death to Zimbabwe's ignorant and intolerant rulers!! If South Africa can rid itself of apartheid, surely Zimbabwe can rid itself of bigots, racists and homophobes.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Dec 8, 2006 10:41:41 AM

  3. In Zimbabwe "Men marry women and women marry men"

    He left out the rest: Then these married men sneak off and get fucked in the @$$ by other men.

    Posted by: mark m | Dec 8, 2006 11:09:19 AM

  4. With the AIDs epidemic as it is in Zimbabwe, I ask how this is a 'white' desease? What an ignorant man.

    Posted by: Andrew | Dec 8, 2006 11:56:10 AM

  5. Pardon my misspelling-I was pissed. Still.

    Posted by: Andrew | Dec 8, 2006 11:58:06 AM

  6. Mugabe is a horrible, evil man. He's pretty much destroyed whatever promise Zimbabwe had with of his corruption.

    Posted by: Daniel | Dec 8, 2006 2:10:41 PM

  7. Did he say AIDS was a white disease, or that being gay is?

    Isn't Zimbabwe one of those places where they think doing it with a virgin girl will cure you?

    Posted by: loo | Dec 9, 2006 10:00:18 AM

  8. He's just an ignorant bigot who happens to rule a great country..He's the worst thing that ever happened to Zimbabwe.

    Posted by: Shabaka | Dec 10, 2006 3:37:11 PM

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