HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe's president says gay rights will not be protected in a constitution being drawn up under a power-sharing deal.
State radio on Friday quoted President Robert Mugabe saying that Western rights groups have called for constitutional reforms to include gay rights. He calls that "insanity."
Same-sex acts are illegal in Zimbabwe. Mugabe once described homosexuals as "lower than pigs and dogs."
In Africa, only South Africa has legalized same-sex marriage. Even there the gap between the liberal constitution and social attitudes can be wide.