Religion Dispatches
January 9, 2013

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor held a hearing in Springfield, Massachusetts on whether to dismiss a case brought against notorious anti-gay activist Scott Lively by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda.  The suit uses the Alien Tort Statute to charge Lively with crimes against humanity for his activism encouraging persecution and denial of basic rights to LGBT people in Uganda.

Scott Lively's 2009 "conference" in Uganda is credited with sparking the anti LGBT movement in that country toward creating the "Kill the Gays" bill that has been debated on and off in Uganda's legislature for the past year.