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Brunei postpones new penal code that calls for ‘death by stoning’ for gay sex

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Brunei has postponed its planned implementation of its new penal code that includes harsh Islamic punishments that call for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution ...

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LGBT donors cancel conference at Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Beverly Hills Hotel
A group of high-dollar LGBT donors has cancelled plans to hold its upcoming conference at the famed Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles following news that its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, would institute a revised penal code in his ...

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UN condemns Brunei law that calls for death by stoning for gay sex

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights office has condemned a revised penal code in Brunei which calls for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes ...

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NY Times article links U.S. evangelical christians to Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
L-R: Unidentified woman, Scott Lively, Caleb Brundidge, Don Schmierer, event organizer Stephen Langa, at the March 2009 anti-gay conference in Uganda. Photo courtesy of the Box Turtle Bulletin.
A new report from The New York Times links three American evangelical Christians — whose teachings about “curing” gays have been widely discredited in the U.S. — as influential in Uganda‘s anti-gay legislation that would make homosexuality punishable by death. ...

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Uganda may drop execution from anti-gay bill, denies Western pressure

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Uganda has signaled plans to soften its proposed anti-gay legislation, but the government denied on Wednesday that it was bowing to an outcry in the West over a controversial bill that could have seen homosexuals put to death, reports Reuters. ...

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BBC issues apology for online debate over gay executions

Saturday, December 19, 2009
The BBC has issued an apology following complaints about an online debate which asked: “Should homosexuals face execution?” in response to proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Critics blasted the British broadcaster, saying the BBC should not treat the execution of ...

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BBC under fire for web discussion regarding execution of gays

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
BBC headline
The BBC has come under fire for opening a debate on its website asking: “Should homosexuals face execution?” The discussion comes in response to a proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda that could lead to the death penalty for homosexuals. Several ...

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Death penalty still in Uganda’s anti-gay legislation

Monday, December 14, 2009
Uganda Protest
The current version of the anti-gay bill under consideration in Uganda still contains punishments including life inprisonment and the death penalty, despite recent reports to the contrary, according to The Guardian. The Ugandan bill extends existing laws to make it ...

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Uganda to drop death penalty from anti-gay legislation

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Uganda anti-gay
Uganda will drop the death penalty and life imprisonment for gays in a refined version of an anti- gay bill expected to be ready for presentation to Parliament in two weeks, according to James Nsaba Buturo, the minister of ethics ...

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