U.S. Supreme Court laid foundation for Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ ruling

 | 
04/06/2024

The Ugandan court that endorsed the nation’s 2023 “Kill the Gays” law drew inspiration from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 decision overturning its previous Roe v. Wade ruling that had established abortion rights. In explaining their support for the 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), the Ugandan Constitutional Court said that the U.S. Supreme Court had established a new standard that considered “history and traditions” more important than individual human rights. The Ugandan court similarly considered traditional homophobia to be an adequate basis for the AHA’s provision calling for the execution of homosexuals who persist in consensual same-sex activity, which it categorizes as “aggravated homosexuality”.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
A federal appeals court rejected a bid from a group of Maryland parents to require Montgomery County Public Schools to allow them to opt …
Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been …
Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
LGBTQ community in Pakistan has been advocating for acceptance and rights, despite facing challenges amid conservative societal attitudes and legal restrictions, and now the …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Added on: 05/18/2024
A federal appeals court rejected a bid from a group of Maryland parents to require Montgomery County Public Schools to allow them to opt …
Added on: 05/18/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been …
Added on: 05/17/2024
GABORONE (Reuters) – President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who …