The lower house in the central African nation of Burundi has passed legislation making homosexuality a federal crime.
The legislation, which must first be approved by Burundi’s senate, is part of a sweeping reform of the country’s legal system that for the first time abolishes the death penalty and creates laws on genocide.
The new law also protect women and children from all forms of violence – especially sexual violence.
This is so typical of a widely held moral code, allowing progressive change and regressive change to happen at the same time. Nothing like that would ever happen in this country, of course…