The European Court of Justice voted to give political asylum to LGBT people who are being persecuted and jailed for violating anti-LGBT laws in African countries.
Hope in Uganda
Anti-LGBT Bill in Uganda Could Be Hours Away, Death Penalty Remains; Religious Voices Conspicuously Absent in International Protest
Religious voices are dangerously absent in the international outcry against the anti-LGBT bill poised to pass in Uganda this year.
Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is still in play, and its connection to American Evangelical leaders has become clearer. Scott Lively, who is profiled on GLAAD’s CAP page, led an “anti-homosexuality” conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2009. He is now taking credit for much of the bill in an article published on World Net Daily. At the time of the conference, Lively was heavily criticized by the international community for meeting directly with Ugandan government officials and pushing for what has become known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.