Center for Constitutional Rights

August 19, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Anti-LGBT violence, Uganda vs. Scott Lively, and CAP's newest member Randy Thomasson

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 16, 2013

Court allows Uganda case against Scott Lively to proceed

Today U.S. district Judge Michael Ponsor ruled that a lawsuit by Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) agaist anti-gay activist Scott Lively could proceed.

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In Court: LGBT People of Uganda vs. Scott Lively

Noted anti-LGBT activist, Scott Lively, will appear in court today. He is being charged with “crimes against humanity” by the Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization, Sexual Minorities in Uganda (SMUG). Today, a judge will hold a hearing on Lively’s petition to dismiss the charges.

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January 2, 2013

LGBT Ugandans Still Concerned about "Kill the Gays" Bill and Worsening Conditions

Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill did not pass by the end of 2012, but it may be taken up again when the legislature reconvenes in February 2013. An LGBT advocate has been arrested for "acts of homosexuality" and has spent several days in jail. Leaders from Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are gearing up for a January 7, when they will try to prevent Scott Lively from having their case against him dismissed. Lively's 2009 anti-LGBT conference in Uganda sparked worsening conditions for LGBT Ugandans.

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