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Some Pacific Island Nations Refuse To Legalize Homosexuality

The United Nations Human Rights Council has called on countries to decriminalize homosexuality, and several Pacific Island nations have pledged to do so, including Palau and Nauru. Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea have said, though, that they intend to keep their laws, which are vestiges of the colonial era. The former president of Botswana has called for decriminalization there, and the Leaders of the Commonwealth countries will discuss the decriminalizing homosexuality across all 41 countries where it is still illegal.

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