2016-04-11

Tunisian court praised for releasing eight men convicted under ‘sodomy’ laws

Eight men who were arrested and charged with offences relating to gay sex have been released. The court has been praised by local LGBT rights group Shames for making the “courageous” decision of rescinding the charges. Local reports had originally suggested that only three men were arrested, and that they had been charged with offences

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Ban Ki-moon: Anti-sodomy laws ‘breed intolerance’

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed his opposition to laws that criminalize homosexuality on January 12, 2015. “I staunchly oppose the criminalization of homosexuality,” said Ban during an event in the Indian capital of New Delhi that marked the 70th anniversary of the U.N.’s founding. “I speak out because laws criminalizing consensual, adult same-sex relationships violate