News Related to Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively

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"A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda." read more

"We hope that he will be held accountable for what he did in Uganda," said Mugisha, who won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award last year. "We want to send out a clear message to him and to others." read more

"The complaint claims Lively issued a call in Uganda to fight against a "genocidal" and "paedophilic" gay movement which he "likened to the Nazis and Rwandan murderers". It seeks a judgment that Lively's actions violate international law and human rights." read more

"He long ago set out a very specific and detailed methodology for stripping away the most basic human rights protections, to silence and ultimately disappear LGBT people," Pam Spees, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a statement.  read more
“Can you imagine that the worst place in the world to be gay is having Gay Pride?” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera asked a crowd of cheering gay men, lesbians, transgendered men and women, and queers somewhere in between. It was Saturday afternoon, and we were on the shores of the giant, cloudy Lake Victoria in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, where L.G.B.T. activists had decided to stage the country’s first Pride Parade." read more

Discrimination, Bullying and Persecution Are Not Religious Rights

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, instantly criminalizing the very existence of our client Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and outlawing LGBTI people's ability to advocate…

CCR Condemns Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill Signed into Law Today

February 24, 2014, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to reports that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law:

Ugandan President Museveni Announces He Will Sign Anti-Gay Bill into Law

February 14, 2014, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to reports that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has decided to sign the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill into…

Evangelicals Are Winning The Gay Marriage Fight -- in Africa and Russia

Evangelical advocates, having failed here, are finding friendlier audiences all over the world. Long before President Obama selected three gay athletes to lead the American delegation to the Sochi Olympics, long before President Vladimir Putin declared…

Retrogressive anti-gay law in Uganda has ties to the US

by Lauren Carasik, January 13, 2014 Adoption of international norms on LGBTI rights critical to ending discrimination Last month, after an international firestorm opposing its proposed anti-homosexuality law known as the kill-the-gays bill, which would have imposed…

CCR Urges Ugandan President Museveni to Reject Anti-Homosexuality Bill

December 20, 2013, New York – Today, in response to reports that Ugandan lawmakers passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: We stand with our clients Sexual Minorities Uganda and…

Ugandan Parliament Approves Antigay Law

By ALAN COWELL Published: December 20, 2013 LONDON — After years of argument that has drawn ferocious condemnation from outsiders like President Obama, the Ugandan Parliament approved legislation on Friday introducing harsher punishment — including life imprisonment…

Court Allows Groundbreaking Case Against Anti-Gay Religious Leader to Proceed

August 14, 2013, Springfield, MA – Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of…

LGBT People Must Forge Global Solidarity Against Extremist Anti-Gay US Evangelicals

 Martin Luther King famously noted in his Letter from Birmingham Jail that “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”…

Federal Court Hears Persecution Case Against Anti-Gay Leader Scott Lively

January 7, 2013, Springfield, MA –A federal judge heard arguments today in a case charging that Massachusetts leader Scott Lively’s actions in anti-gay efforts in Uganda constitute persecution under U.S. and international law.