US court: Lawsuit accusing anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively of human rights violation must go ahead

A judge denied the request of a US evangelist preacher accused of human rights violations for his support of the Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, to have the case against him dismissed.

The ruling by Judge Michael Ponsor, means the persecution of people based on sexual orientation or gender identity is considered a crime against humanity, and that the fundamental human rights of LGBT people are protected by international law.

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