Justice says he would not criminalize homosexuality

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KIGALI – The Minister of Justice Tharcisse Karugarama has condemned and refuted reports that the government intends to criminalize homosexual acts saying that sexual orientation is a private matter not a state business.  “The government I serve and speak for on certain issues cannot and will not in any way criminalize homosexuality; sexual orientation is a private matter and each individual has his or her own orientation –  this is not a State matter at all,” said Karugarama.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the Coalition of