SMUG v. Lively is a federal lawsuit in which CCR represents Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a non-profit LGBTI advocacy organization in Uganda. SMUG is suing Scott Lively, a U.S.-based anti-gay extremist, for his role in the persecution of LGBTI people in Uganda, in particular his active participation in the conspiracy to strip away their fundamental rights. The case is part of CCR’s cutting edge international human rights work and groundbreaking efforts to protect and expand rights under the area of law related to the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and continues CCR’s historic early work defending LGBTI rights.
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- Invitation: Support trial of anti-gay pastor in U.S. (76crimes.com)
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