Human Rights group sues Scott Lively over persecution of gays in Uganda

Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda over Lively's activities in fostering persecution against gays.You can find the filing and more background at CCR's website.CCR is basing the suit on accusations of violating the Alien Tort Statute (28 USC 1350) which states in sum: "The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the … [Read more...]

Uganda gay leader says Associated Press misquoted him; group not partisan

The New York Times this morning ran this Associated Press story on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that did not make sense to me.Ugandan President Urges Softening of Anti-Gay BillBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: January 7, 2010Filed at 7:12 a.m. ETKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A provision that would impose the death penalty for some gays is likely to be removed from the proposed legislation following opposition from Uganda's president, the country's ethics minister said … [Read more...]

Report from the Uganda conference on homosexuality: Open forum

Frank Mugisha is the chairperson of a gay advocacy group in Uganda called Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). An unnamed person from his group attended all of the meetings in Kampala and filed this report. Obviously, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of it and I think it should be considered one person's impressions of the event. There are some issues raised in it however, which I am exploring and will probably post about in the future. For now, I am just going to post a link to the report and open … [Read more...]


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