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Botswana Court Legalizes Same-Sex Relations in Rare African Move

People embrace inside the Botswana High Court in Gaborone on Nov. 29.

People embrace inside the Botswana High Court in Gaborone on Nov. 29.

Photographer: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images

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Botswana’s highest court ruled to legalize homosexuality, ending a years-long court dispute and making the southern African nation one of the few on the continent to end discrimination against same-sex relationships.