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Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

By David McFadden | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
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Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.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

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
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

By Lauren Langlois | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
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

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

La. House Committee Advances Appeal on Gay Sex Ban

Friday Apr 11, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
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

By Shehu Saulawa | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.

Russian Actor, Businessman Urges Putin To Criminalize Gay Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Ivan Okhlobystin, the Russian actor and businessman who shocked many late last year for saying he wanted to burn gays alive in furnaces, is back in the news for calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a law that would criminalize sodomy.