U.S. Asylum Laws Must Improve In The Face Of Homophobia Abroad

From ThinkProgress Thu Dec 6 2012, 18:35:15

Our guest blogger is Irene Morse, intern with LGBT Progress. Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill has been making headlines recently and has prompted a conversation about anti-gay laws and attitudes abroad.  There are 78 countries that criminalize homosexuality, and five of these use the death penalty as punishment for homosexuality.  For many LGBT individuals in repressive [...]

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