Sierra Leone To Retain Anti-Gay Laws

Commonwealth leaders have threatened to cut off aid to countries that criminalize homosexuality, but that’s not deterring leaders of the West African nation of Sierra Leone from retaining their anti-gay laws. Political and church leaders said on Tuesday that “it is not possible that we will legalise same sex marriages as they run counter to our culture.” “The church in Sierra Leone will do everything possible to protect democracy but our values will not accept the call from British Prime Minister, Mr Cameron for countries in the Commonwealth like Sierra Leone to accept the practice of lesbianism and gayism,” said Bishop Arnold Temple of the Methodist Church. Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Sierra Leone, and same-sex couples have no protections or recognition.