Sunday, 16 March 2014 03:12

LGBTs Launched A Challenge Against The Ugandan Anti-Gay Law

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                       Ugandan LGBT activists of the group 'Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law' continue to fight for their rights and that, even if some were forced to move and to take refuge in other countries.

Last Tuesday, they thus petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda to stain to make it repeal the anti-gay law which sentences same-sex relationships with jail up to perpetuity.

Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan lawyer who helped to draft the petition, said that they hope to stop "the police from implementing" the anti-gay law and also stop newspapers from publishing lists of homosexual people with their names and photos. Some LGBT people lost their housing, expelled by owners.

As The Washington Post reports, Opiyo said it will likely take several months, even years, before judges reach a final decision in the case challenging the anti-gay law, because the court has many other cases before it.