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Gay South Africans Worry Now That Mandela Is Gone – New York Times


Few images better depict what was not so long ago called “the new South Africa” than the Kelly-Loulié family portrait.

Dads, Darren and Emanuel, and baby Jeremy, nicknamed J.J., are all different colors. Darren is white. Emanuel is “colored” — a term South Africans use for people of mixed race — as is Jeremy.

Two of the hallmarks of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa were not just an end to racial separatism, but also the embrace of equal rights for gays, including the right to marry and adopt.

The Kelley-Louliés have benefited from those changes. But Emanuel Kelly-Loulié worries that the protections provided by South Africa’s Constitution may be threatened now that Mr. Mandela, is gone — especially on a continent where gay rights are rarely granted.

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