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Gay couple scores partial victory on Namibia residency in top court

Gay couple scores partial victory on Namibia residency in top court

A gay couple scored a partial victory in Namibia's Supreme Court after it ruled the government had discriminated against them when it rejected the residency application of one of the two who is Mexican-born. The court ordered that the home affairs ministry reconsider the application of Guillermo Delgado for permanent residency in the southern African country. Delgado appealed to the Supreme Court after a lower court denied Delgado's residency request in February last year, siding with the government which had refused to give legal recognition to his marriage with Phillip Lühl, a Namibian. In Namibia, permanent residency is automatically granted…
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Namibian court rules against gay couple

Namibian court rules against gay couple

NAMIBIA'S High Court on Monday ruled against a gay couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in South Africa after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were not citizens. Namibian Phillip Luhl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado had already been fighting for citizenship for their two-year-old son when the twins, born in March, were refused the documents required to enter Namibia. Namibian authorities say Luhl must prove a genetic link to the children. In an urgent application to the court, the fathers asked the judge to compel the home…
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Same-sex couple fight for children’s citizenship

Same-sex couple fight for children’s citizenship

KIRTHANA PILLAY and SISIPHO SKWEYIYA WHEN Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. The same-sex couple is battling to obtain Namibian citizenship for their 2-year-old son, while their one-month-old twin daughters are stuck in South Africa because Namibian authorities want Lühl to show genetic proof he is the father before providing them with travel documents. Lühl said that while the couple - married in South Africa - never experienced any discrimination in Namibia, their predicament began after their son was born in 2019 via…
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Gay couple’s children given passports

Gay couple’s children given passports

NAMIBIA yesterday issued emergency travel documents to the twin daughters of a gay couple who have been battling to take them home following their birth to a surrogate in South Africa, one of the fathers told Reuters. Namibian Phillip Luhl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado had already been fighting for citizenship for their two-year-old son when the twins, born in March, were refused the documents required to enter Namibia. Namibian authorities say Luhl must prove a genetic link to the children. The fathers had taken the home affairs ministry to Namibia's High Court over the matter, but it ruled…
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