Referendum for same-sex affairs in Malawi – Mutharika

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said the country will go to a national vote for ‘yes or no’ in a referendum to decide whether same-sex relations should be legal and the issue of legalising abortion.

President Mutharika: May call for national  vote

President Mutharika: May call for national vote

Calls for legalising same-sex marriage have received resistance in conservative southern African nation.

But speaking in a special programme on tax-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) television, President Mutharika hinted that his government will resort to call for a referendum for the citizens to give their vote.

Many religious leaders are against same-sex liaisons as they regard marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman.

But minority rights activists call for faith community to take a “reality check” and not move into denial of the realities as there is social revolution worldwide.

Renowned gay rights campaigner,  Gift Trapence said its high time Malawians remove all prejudice, discrimination and hate crime on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people.

Trapence noted cases of homophobia in Malawi, saying  gays are being “harassed, threatened and even physically assaulted simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Further, he argued that there is “good evidence that the HIV epidemic hits harder where anti-gay laws and prejudice exist. Voices of reason and goodwill must speak out against this hatred and irrationality.”

Same-sex marriage is now legal in 20 countries worldwide

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aunt
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Malawi has remained poor all these years despite aid from the West. What that means is that we should stop looking to the West for our prosperity but to God to bless our nation so we can govern ourselves. What is happening today is that the West us imposing homosexuality on us and blackmail ing our leadership to embrace sin in the guise of democratic rights. As a nation we are saying no to he’ll with sin and abominable acts in our land. We are better off poor than become a puppet the rich west who are morally poor and… Read more »
Mulopwana
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Ambwiye u think we dont know u r proLGBIT, and u r a coward to accept so u call for a referendum wt ur cheap baby tricks so u can rig the referendum as u have always done before and say malawi vote for gay. Shupiti… Sungachenjere mpaka kalekale doom will come upon you

Winston msowoya
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It is unbelievable at this trying time for the President to take his precious time to engage himself in ungodly matters instead of posing for a minute and ponder about millions of our people who are living under most dreadful economic situation under his watch. I strongly oppose the way octogenarian Corrupt tyrant Robert Mugabe is treating his fellow countrymen,but when it comes to sodomy and same sex- marriage,I vehemently stand on his side of the equation.Recent international economic index,put Malawi’s economy as atrocious,this means the country’s economy is tittering to a complete collapse.A good instance is the county’s currency… Read more »
MCHEMO
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HOMOPHOBIA IS EVERYWHERE EVEN IN BRITAIN PEOPLE WHO ARE WRITE ON WALLS DETAILS OF A HOMOSEXUAL PERSON ABOUND WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – WHAT’S THIS?

I KNOW THIS IS AN AID STRING. LET’S VOTE NO

MCHEMO
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HOMOPHOBIA IS EVERYWHERE EVEN IN BRITAIN.PEOPLE WRITE ON WALLS DETAILS OF A HOMOPHOBIC PERSON ABOUND WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – WHAT’S THIS?

I KNOW THIS IS AN AID STRING.LET’S VOTE NO FEAR

Winston msowoya
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This proves that Peter Muthalika is a non- stater like his brother Thom Muthalika.Both of these two brothers,are just political excursionists (TRAVELLERS). At this crucial moment,our people are embroiled in economic disaster,Peter Muthalika could allow himself time

wadabwa mt
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Don’t be fooled by these so called human rights activist, who are in fact heterosexuals but funded by foreign organizations. We cant hear from them because all what they are saying are the interests of their donors and not majority of Malawians. Malawian journalists, please learn to gather data from voiceless people. These human rights activist ,as they claim, have no any other answer other than YES because if they say NO that will be their end. I mean they shall be fired. Its so stupid to conduct referendum on obvious things that you Know the answer is No. If… Read more »
eneah kaunda
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musatiwonongere ndalama zathu ndi zopusazo

zackie
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And I quote…EVEN SATAN WASNT GAY HE CHOSE TO APPROACH NAKED EVE INSTEAD OF ADAM……ROBERT MUGABE anatelo

demol ky
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fuck u peter and ur entire family 4 ur fucking refrendum zobweretsa zi ma illuminant zanuzo ayi konko dzikolantu lino ayi mulungu adzakulanga koopsa dan ur malemu brother

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