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MOTION ON GAYS, LESBIANS THROWS SENATE INTO CHAOS

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LOBAMBA – A motion on homosexuals was enough to turn Senate into a chaotic scene yesterday.


This is because the senators ended up losing the plot and moving away from what the motion actually focused on. The motion, which was moved by Senator Lindiwe Ngwenya, was that the Minister of Health should submit a report to Senate explaining, in light of the Constitution, the current government policy relating to access to health facilities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual people.


While the motion focused on access to health services for LGBTIs, most of the senators ended up debating the existence of people with certain sexual preferences, while some simply crushed it on the basis that it did not provide concrete evidence that LGBTIs were discriminated against in local hospitals.


As they made their submissions, the senators turned the House into a place of laughter as they would use examples to describe how LGBTIs engaged in sexual games, which they said was wrong and put them at risk of infections. The senators were also agitated by Ngwenya’s submission that LGBTIs were a creation of God, which meant that even their sexual orientation was same.


The statement turned the debate away from its initial focus on access to health, with Ngwenya’s colleagues demanding to know the Bible verse which talked about sexual orientation as God’s creation, while there was also a question on whether it was procedural to use the name of the Almighty when debating in Parliament. “I heard the mover saying that these people were created by God, which means that even their sexual orientation is God’s creation, which according to me is a big mistake. Akasikhombise leli-verse (she must show us the verse),” submitted Senator Prince Fipha.

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