Johannesburg – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Wednesday vowed to protect all citizens’ rights, including the rights of homosexuals.
"I know as a Christian that the Bible speaks against homosexuality, but I have taken an oath and I am very serious about my oath," he told reporters in Johannesburg.
"It cannot be a lie when I assure the nation that I will uphold the Constitution, the laws and the human rights."
Mogoeng pointed out the right to sexual orientation was a human right and it would be perverse of him not to accept that.
"Justice is not supposed to be perverted, to begin to get at those who are gay and lesbian just because of their choice.
"My responsibility is to ensure that every gay person, every lesbian person enjoys their right as protected by the bill of rights. There’s no question about that," he said.
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