The Mayans and Paula cannot enter the country with their fathers if they do not have the blood of their biological parents, which is of vital importance to the authorities.
On Monday, April 19, Namibian judicial officials rejected a request by a Mexican-Namibian gay couple to return to the country with two little girls (one month old, born to a surrogate mother in South Africa).
Since the twins were born in Durban (East) in mid-March, their father, 38-year-old Phillip Lühl of Namibia and his 36-year-old Mexican companion Guillermo Delgado Both of them lived in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and neither of the two architects could bring back the binoculars in their home.
The Namibian authorities refused to issue travel documents to the two newborns, asking the couple to prove their biological children.In bringing the country to justice, two men accused of the Namibian government “Discrimination” Because of their sexual orientation, they hope to obtain at least temporary travel documents.
The Windhoek High Court announced in its ruling that it did not want to participate “Judicial Upgrade” By ordering the Ministry of the Interior and the Immigration Bureau to issue emergency travel certificates to the twins Maya and Paula.
this is “Blow and great disappointment”Phillip Lühl told AFP. Currently, he hopes to be in Johannesburg with his two daughters and to join in Namibia with his companions and their eldest son. Their eldest son was also born by a surrogate mother, but the case has not yet been decided by the national judicial department.Court decision “This is part of a larger framework that strongly opposes any progress towards equal rights for all”, Luer said.
Homosexuality is still illegal in Namibia, although in practice the 1927 sodomy law is rarely enforced. The two married in South Africa in December 2014. The Namibian Ministry of Interior refused to recognize their marriage.
The twins were born on March 13. The South African birth certificate lists the couple as parents. Since 2006, South Africa is the only African country that allows same-sex marriage. Many neighboring countries such as Botswana, Mozambique, and Angola have made homosexuality a non-criminal crime.