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Jolande Langemaat
(1965 - living) South Africa

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Police officer


On January 23, 1998, in Johannesburg, Jolande Langemaat, a lesbian police officer, filed for an order to overturn her employers refusal to register her lover of 11 years, Beverley-Ann Myburgh, for medical rights.

South Africa's Pretoria High Court has ruled that South African Police Services Medical Aid violated the constitution when it refused to extend health coverage to lesbian police officer Jolande Langemaat's partner.

South Africa is the only nation in the world with a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation written into its constitution.


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