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51weddings for same sex couples. Faith based communities should practice as theypreach, equality for all. Religion is a strong mass mover thus by concluding that allpeople should be treated equally including LGBT persons would make a difference.Faith communities should emphasize on offering support, love and also counselling toLGBT persons considering the issues they face (MAP, 2012).This study brought to light the discrepancy in the penal codeand the constitution.There is a loop hole in the penal code specifically section 162(a), (c) and 165 whichcriminalise sexual acts between two individuals of the same sex. This contsadicts theconstitution which advocates forhuman rights for all including right to equality,freedom, security and non discrimination are rights for all. These are applied selectivelyexcludingLGBTs which leads to a trickle down effect of social and economic
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