A Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization which had filed a lawsuit against prominent US anti-gay extremist Scott Lively who is accused of engineering the Uganda ‘Kill The Gays’ bill, received good news when a federal court judge ruled that Lively must stand trail for crimes against humanity for his part in helping to push and engineer Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill
Lively stands accused of helping to play a part in the persecution, arrest and murder of gay people in Uganda. Lively’s lawyers requested to dismiss the lawsuit, but now a federal US judge has ruled a persecution of LGBT people is indeed a crime against humanity and that Lively must stand trial.
Michael Ponsor, the US District Judge in Springfield, Massachusetts, said: ‘Widespread, systematic persecution of LGBT people constitutes a crime against humanity that unquestionably violates international norms.’
‘The history and current existence of discrimination against LGBT people is precisely what qualifies them as a distinct targeted group eligible for protection under international law.
‘The fact that a group continues to be vulnerable to widespread, systematic persecution in some parts of the world simply cannot shield one who commits a crime against humanity from liability.’
Frank Mugisha, director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, said: ‘Today’s ruling is a significant victory for human rights everywhere but most especially for LGBTI Ugandans who are seeking accountability from those orchestrating our persecution.
Lively the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, an officially recognized hate group has made a career of stirring up anti-gay feelings in the USA and across the world.
He co-authored The Pink Swastika, which suggests ‘homosexuals were the truth inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities’ and the rainbow flag is a symbol of the ‘end times’.
In 2007, Lively also toured 50 cities in Russia where he is accused of recommending a ban on ‘gay propaganda’ and in 2011 was a driving force is pushing Uganda’s anti-gay laws.
Source: Gay Star News
NOTE: Its been brought to my attention that this event actually happened in August of 2013. But no matter when it happened did we know about this?