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Poll: Over 90% of Jamaicans Support Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
A new poll finds that more than 90 percent of Jamaicans said they support the country's sodomy law, which criminalizes gay sex between men, saying the measure should not be repealed.

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

INTERNATIONAL | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Alabama Court Overturns Gay-Sex Ban

NATIONAL | Jun 17
An appeals court has ruled that an Alabama law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional.

Brunei’s Anti-Gay Penal Code to Go Into Effect

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 30
Brunei’s new Islamic penal code, which punishes same-sex acts with death by stoning, is set to go into effect May 1.

12 States Ban Sodomy A Decade After Court Ruling

NATIONAL | By Lauren Langlois | Apr 22
A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
India’s LGBT advocates get a final chance to overturn the colonial-era Section 377 Sodomy Laws.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

NATIONAL | Apr 16
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

La. House Committee Advances Appeal on Gay Sex Ban

NATIONAL | Apr 11
A Louisiana House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex.

Uganda Continues Crackdown on LGBT Citizens

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 18
Uganda officials are continuing a crackdown on the African country’s LGBT community just days after President Yoweri Museveni said he plans to sign a bill into law that will sentence those convicted of homosexuality to life in prison.

Man Lashed 20 Times for Sodomy in Nigerian Court

INTERNATIONAL | By Shehu Saulawa | Jan 16
A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.

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