Friday, 26 March 2010

Bad Quote of the Day

"Women make up 52% of the population... There are more women than men, so why should men be proposing to men?"
Sadly this quote comes from Morgan Tsvangirai Zimbabwe's Prime Minister echoing the approach of President Robert Mugabe not to enshrine gay rights into the new constitution. Mugabe had said:

"That issue is not debatable, it's not up for discussion.

"It is just madness, insanity. The ancestors will turn in their graves should we allow this to happen."

Sadly it those highlight the naivety of many of the African nations. Not enshrining gay rights in the constitution is not going to make men who fancy men start to propose to the women folk. What about the women who fancy women. If we are always to rely on how the ancestors would have done things we would never have progressed.

Look at the first reactions to trains, electricity, flying. All of these are also things that our ancestors would have looked at as witchcraft or sorcery but are part and parcel of every day life. So too should be the rights of every individual wherever they reside irrespective of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.

This news from Zimbabwe follows on from the Uganda Bill to make homosexuality punishable by life imprisionment, or death in some circumstances, a gay couple in Malawi serving three months in prision for holding a party to celebrate their engagement, and Kenyan police intervening after rumours that a gay couple where planning a wedding.

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