Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In the news: GAMBIA: National Assembly Approves Life Sentence for Gay People

Here's some news that will likely NOT surprise you- about the heinous laws that most African countries have against gay people- including several that punish by death. 
If you don't know (according to http://www.globalrights.org/)In Africa, homosexuality is illegal in 38 of the continent’s 54 countries and punishable by death in four.   How is that any different from the ISIS Group of Terrorists? It's not.  Gambia is now threatening to cut off gay people's heads.
   In Cameroon, people are prosecuted for consensual same-sex conduct more than in any country in the world, and in many cases, people are charged with “homosexuality” based on extremely scant and specious evidence.  
   This time it's Gambia.  AND they JUST passed the law.   I'm disgusted that most of the countries on an entire continent can be so backward and barbaric in civil rights. -  

GAMBIA: National Assembly Approves Life Sentence Law For Homosexuality


On September 9, Via the Associated Press: 


Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings life sentences for "aggravated homosexuality," minority leader Samba Jallow told The Associated Press. That is a charge leveled at repeat offenders and people living with HIV/AIDS. Jallow said that while his National Reconciliation Party did not condone homosexuality, he voted against the bill along with one other lawmaker. "In our view, (homosexuals) did not commit a crime worthy of life imprisonment or any treasonable offense," he said. Homosexual acts were already punishable by up to 14 years in prison under a Gambian law that was amended in 2005 to apply to women in addition to men. The bill now awaits approval by President Yahya Jammeh, an autocratic ruler who in 2008 instructed gays and lesbians to leave the country or risk having their heads cut off.
(source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/08/gambia-anti-gay-bill-_n_5787092.html)

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