Iraq bid to ban homosexuality will ‘let government get away with murder’

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07/17/2022

Iraq’s government has announced plans to outlaw homosexuality, sparking anger and fear in the Iraqi LGBTQ+ community. On 8 July, the Iraqi parliament began the process of collecting signatures to pass a law that will make homosexuality illegal once again. Iraq made homosexuality legal after Saddam Hussein was removed from power in 2003, however there are items in the Penal Code that allow lawmakers to target LGBTQ+ citizens. Now, politicians want to double down on that by explicitly outlawing homosexuality.

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