South Africa: “Hate crime” highlights justice’s slow response

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May 12, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"The murder of a prominent lesbian activist, followed swiftly afterward by the rape of a lesbian teenager in the attempt to 'cure' her of homosexuality, has brought South Africa’s mixed feelings about homosexuality to the fore. On paper, South Africa is one of the most liberal countries in the world, allowing homosexual couples to marry and enjoy full legal rights as spouses. But this liberalism in the courtroom is not always reflected in the attitudes of the people on the streets or the policemen and judges who are called upon to address these crimes. " (05/12/11)  

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