These laws have remained on the books, and are even enforced, because they draw their authority from the ultimate source: Reuse this content. These heinous crimes must be condemned and investigated wherever they occur. Michael LindsayFaith in the Halls of Power 35 The Bill, however, in seeking to increase punishments substantially—taking them all the way up to the death penalty—loudly announced a new level of intolerance toward homosexuality. Huffington Post. The following year, queer activist David Kato was murdered after winning a lawsuit against the newspaper.
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Further, protests by Uganda and other nations have successfully stalled the formation of a global custom decriminalizing homosexuality. These laws have remained on the books, and are even enforced, because they draw their authority from the ultimate source: The judicial mechanisms of the African regional system similarly show little promise of advancing the rights of LGBT people on the continent. Supreme Court jurisprudence, where citations to international and foreign law are often criticized.
Human rights groups have criticized the police for being inactive and apathetic.