Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Proposal in Chad would make gay sex a crime

The north African country of Chad is considering adopting a new penal code that would punish homosexual activity with up to 20 years in prison, Agence France-Presse reports. The proposed legislation was adopted by the country’s cabinet on Sept. 4, … Continue reading

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Indonesia plan: 100 lashes for gay sex, Muslim or not

The Indonesia’s Aceh province is considering adopting a new bylaw that would impose public floggings for homosexual activity by non-Muslims as well as Muslims. Under sharia law, which is in effect in Aceh, Muslims are already subject to that punishment … Continue reading

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Court decision coming in suit vs. Nigeria’s anti-gay law

A Nigerian High Court judge is expected to rule Sept. 25 whether the country’s new anti-gay law is constitutional. Justice Abdul Kafarati is currently considering the lawsuit filed in March in the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court by … Continue reading

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5 reasons to fix Jamaica’s flawed Sexual Offences Act

An open letter to all Jamaican parliamentarians On Sept. 17, 2014, a joint select committee of the Jamaican Parliament will begin reviewing the country’s 2009 Sexual Offences Act. Among other things, this law retains sections 76, 77 and 79 of … Continue reading

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Will Christian leaders replace anti-AIDS funding they blocked?

This is an expanded version of a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer by Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson. The additions, by Tomlinson and blog editor Colin Stewart, are  italicized and in brackets. “[In Jamaica] dogma trumps everything, including … Continue reading

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Gambia plans life sentences for gay ‘repeat offenders’

The Associated Press reports: Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said [today, Sept. 8], potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay … Continue reading

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Coast clear for anti-gay Ugandan appeal to Supreme Court

Anti-gay forces in Uganda may be turning to the Supreme Court in hopes of restoring the overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act, despite reports that supporters of the law would only push for it in parliament. “Despite all the talk about the Attorney … Continue reading

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