06-11-2019 Botswana‘s High Court ruled to decriminalized consensual same-sex relationships. It was a unanimous decision. The High Court said in its ruling that penalizing people for who they are is disrespectful and discriminatory and that the law should not deal with private acts between consenting adults. “Sexual orientation is innate and not a “fashion statement,” the judges said. “Any criminalizing of love or finding fulfillment in love dilutes compassion and tolerance.” Botswana is the ninth country in the past five years to have legalized same-sex relationships.
06-11-2010 Iceland parliament amended the marriage law to define marriage as between two individuals, thereby making same-sex marriage legal. The law took effect on June 27, 2010.