Malawi Gay Rights

November 8, 2012 - 11:33 AM
FILE - In this Thursday May, 20, 2010 file photo, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, foreground, and Steven Monjeza, left background, are led from court in Blantyre, Malawi, after a judge sentenced the couple to the maximum 14 years in prison for unnatural acts and gross indecency under Malawi's anti-gay legislation. The couple were pardoned Saturday May 29, 2010. Malawi’s government is moving to suspend laws against homosexuality and police cannot arrest or prosecute people for same-sex acts until the anti-gay laws are discussed in parliament, the justice minister said. The international rights group Human Rights Watch called the decision “courageous” and said that it should serve as an inspiration to other countries that criminalize homosexuality. (AP Photo/Alex Ntonya, File)