Uganda Constitutional Court strikes down anti-gay law

[JURIST] Uganda’s Constitutional Court in Kampala [official website] on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act [text, PDF]. It is reported [The New York Times report] that the court’s panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn’t properly pass through Parliament. The Anti-Homosexuality Act criminalizes all homosexual behavior and even provides the opportunity for courts to sentence Ugandanians to life in prison for certain actions. Ugandan Law Professor and Gay…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/uganda-constiutional-court-strikes-down-anti-gay-law.php

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