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Appeals Court Allows Lawsuit Against Anti-Gay Scott Lively to Proceed

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 10
A federal appeals court ruled that the lawsuit against anti-gay pastor Scott Lively for crimes against humanity will be allowed to proceed.

Kyrgyzstan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay 'Propaganda' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 15
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill that bans all "gay propaganda," after the U.S. condemned the Central Asian country for considering the measure.

Cameroon Frees 7 Accused of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been released but will remain under close observation.

Indonesian Province Considers Caning for Gay Sex

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Niniek Karmini | Sep 24
Men and women caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspired draft law is approved this week.

Chad May Criminalize Gay Sex With New Penal Code

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 22
Lawmakers in the central African country of Chad may criminalize gay sex with a 20-year prison sentence.

Human Rights Groups Criticize Gambia's Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 10
A number of officials from human rights organizations have taken aim at an anti-gay bill passed by Gambia's lawmakers last month and now awaits to be approved by the African country's anti-gay president, Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Jail Gays for Life

INTERNATIONAL | By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Sep 9
Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban

FAMILY | By Kevin McGill | Sep 3
A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.

Uganda President Not Keen on Rushing Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 12
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month, saying the measure is not a priority and could hurt the country's economic development.

Uganda President Not Keen on Rushing Anti-Gay Law

By Bobby McGuire | Aug 12
A lawmaker with Uganda's ruling party says President Yoweri Museveni is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month.

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