Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Comment: Africa isn’t anti-gay, ‘just hopelessly confused’

An insightful commentary in the pan-African publication Mail & Guardian Africa notes not only that African countries are far from united in their attitudes toward homosexuality, but also that many individual countries have self-contradictory laws. An excerpt from the article … Continue reading

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Prominent Indian officials seek repeal of anti-gay law

Prominent politicians in India’s ruling party have announced their support for the repeal of the country’s anti-gay law, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. “Decriminalising consensual sex between two adults is a pressing need,” Ashish Shelar, the leader of … Continue reading

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Hostile reception for Kenyan bill to stone gays

Members of the Kenyan parliament have  spurned a proposal to enact a harsh new anti-homosexuality law. The bill, proposed by the tiny Republican Liberty Party, which has no elected members in parliament, would have imposed new punishments for same-sex relations … Continue reading

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How to stir up anti-gay violence, Ugandan style

“The Red Pepper is despicable” is today’s simple comment from LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. That comment comes in response to today’s front page of the Red Pepper tabloid, dominated by the blaring headline “Homos Vow to Kill Kadaga.” Rebecca … Continue reading

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Iran’s top judge denies executions for being gay

The head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadeq Amoli Larijani, has disputed the accuracy of frequent reports that Iran executes people for being gay. That accusation by Western human rights activists “is no more than a lie,” Larijani told a convention of … Continue reading

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Uganda’s anti-gay bill will return: Soon or pretty soon?

The harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act of Uganda, overturned by Uganda’s Constitutional Court, is likely to return to parliament for a new vote by that overwhelmingly anti-gay assembly. How soon? After a month of analysis, says the ruling NRM (National Resistance Movement) … Continue reading

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Tiny Kenyan party seeks stoning, life in prison for gay sex

A tiny political party in Kenya is seeking a law that would impose death by stoning as a punishment for same-sex relations between non-Kenyans, with a life sentence as the punishment for Kenyans. The Daily Nation newspaper reported yesterday that … Continue reading

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