HARARE, Zimbabwe – (AA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe sarcastically said he would propose to American President Barack Obama if he travels to the White House, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states a few days ago.
Mugabe, 91, is a staunch critic of same-sex marriage and this is not his first attack on homosexuality, which the Zimbabwean constitution prohibits.
“It is about human rights. These comments are an indication that Zimbabwe has a different political discourse trapped in traditional norms,” Harare based political analyst Fortune Gwaze told Anadolu Agency.
Gwaze’s comments come after neighboring Mozambique decriminalized same-sex marriage on Monday.
Chesterfield Samba, director of the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe, says Mugabe’s comments put the lives of homosexuals at risk.
“We get worried each time we hear such comments in public condemning same-sex marriages at a time when the world is taking that as a basic human right,” Chesterfield Samba told Anadolu Agency.
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