Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

South Africa passes legislation to allow gay marriages

The South African parliament has passed landmark new legislation paving the way for gay marriage.

The move is unprecedented on a continent where homosexuality is taboo.

The ruling African National Congress has hailed the new bill for extending basic freedoms under the spirit of the country's first post-apartheid constitution.

However, traditionalists and religious leaders say they are saddened by the move and have warned that South Africa is "provoking God's anger".

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