Kenya's high court unanimously upholds ban on gay sex - News Summed Up

Kenya's high court unanimously upholds ban on gay sex


Neighbouring Uganda once enacted a law imposing a life sentence for certain acts of gay sex although it was later nullified by court. Some gay rights activists wept outside the courtroom after the verdict while supporters of the ban clapped, congratulated each other and yelled "thank you" at the judges' bench. Aburili said the constitution still outlaws same-sex marriage but that allowing gay sex would "open the door for same sex unions." New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW)'s senior LGBT rights researcher, Neela Ghoshal, said the Nairobi court verdict reduced Kenya's gay people to "second-class citizenship." President Uhuru Kenyatta has said "gay rights is really a non-issue", while Deputy President William Ruto said Kenya had "no room" for gays.


Source: bd News24 May 24, 2019 15:45 UTC



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