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How do we solve a problem like Malawi?

Southwark Registry office is right on my doorstep and we often watch the weddings and civil ceremonies from our balcony.

On Saturday there was a gay civil ceremony.

Both grooms were young, handsome and black – one West Indian, one African.

It got me thinking about the awful ruling in Malawi last week when a gay couple was jailed for 14 years’ hard labour for being gay and trying to get married.

The Malawian judge, Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiwa, stated quite clearly that he was handing down such a severe sentence to make a stance against homosexuality. (more…)