USA: Persecution of Gays is a Crime Against Humanity, Judge Rules

Written by scott on August 15th, 2013

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In a case against anti-gay activist Scott Lively, a US judge ruled that persecution on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation is a crime against humanity. Joe.My.God reports:

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 sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law. The ruling means that the case brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), a Uganda-based coalition of LGBTI rights and advocacy groups, can move forward over defendant Scott Lively’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

In the end, will there be consequences for pushing extreme anti-gay policies that may result in the imprisonment or death of LGBT folks in other countries? We’ll have to wait and see.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael Barber says:

    Brian J. Fischer, Matt Barber, Maggie Gallagher, Brian S. Brown, Tony Perkins and the legislators they finance should be brought up on the same charges as the slimeball, Scott Lively.

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