Friday , 19 April 2019

Tag Archives: anti-gay law

“No room” for LGBTI people says Indonesia

Johan Budi: No room for gays in Indonesia

“There is no room in Indonesia” for an “LGBT movement”, declared a presidential spokesman. Johan Budi made this claim after damming report from Human Right Watch (HRW), released yesterday, saying that the  Indonesian government has been stoking an unprecedented attack on LGBTI people. The report said that Indonesia’s government uses anti-LGBTI campaigns that includes hateful rhetoric, discriminatory edicts, and the use of ...

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Love wins! Belize anti-gay law struck down

Caleb Orozco and Lisa Shoman

Belize’s Supreme Court has stroke down Section 53, an anti-sodomy law, used against LGBTI people, from the country’s legislation. The ruling is unprecedented and historic throughout the Caribbean and likely to affect other states in the region. According to Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code, “Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person … ...

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Scots MP introduces Turing Law to quash anti-gay convictions

Alan Turing

A Scottish National Party MP has today introduced a private member’s bill in the UK parliament to automatically pardon all gay and bisexual men who were cautioned or convicted under homophobic laws which are no longer on the statute book. John Nicolson MP, the SNP spokesperson on Culture, topped the ballot for private members’ bills and is now building cross-party ...

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Uganda plans to reinstate Anti-Gay law

Frank Mugisha

  Uganda’s attorney general has filed an appeal against the constitutional court’s decision to strike down the country’s new anti-gay law, his deputy told AFP on Saturday. The news was broken by Ugandan rights campaigner Frank Mugisha via his twitter account on Friday, where he stated: “The Attorney General has filed a motion to appeal constitutional decision on nullification of ...

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Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down

Frank Mugisha

    The anti-gay law in Uganda has been declared illegal and struck down by the country’s Constitutional Court in Kampala. Despite a petition from campaigners who sought to delay the hearing, the ruling was made at 11:20am Friday (9:20 local time), overturning the legislation that had condemned LGBTI people to life in prison and those accused of harbouring them ...

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