The government of South Sudan, the world’s newest country, has claimed that the UN has called for it to legalise same-sex marriage.
South Sudan, which gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, outlaws homosexuality by prohibiting “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”. According to a 2011 US Department of State Human Rights Report, there is “widespread” societal discrimination against LGBT people in South Sudan.
MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) — After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant.
Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. And so she named him Barack Obama, she explains, now free. Mundri, a city of 47,000 people in Amadi state, has been called the epicenter of the problem.
This was in response to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) apparently recommending that the country “legalise gay marriage and abolish [the] death sentence”.
Eye Radio quoted the minister as stating that, “same-sex marriage is in conflict with our national laws and our cultures”.