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Welcome To Brunei, Where Being Gay Can Literally Get You Stoned To Death

by David Badash ● 5:05 PM April 15, 2014
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Brunei is a little country of less than a half-million people, located on the small island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. One week from today, a new law allows for gay people to be stoned to death.

Analysis

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Calls For Six New Constitutional Amendments

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:15 PM March 6, 2014
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End gerrymandering, restrict gun ownership, and impose campaign finance laws. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens thinks America desperately needs six new constitutional amendments.

Actions

Ohio Republican Wants To Execute Sex Offenders

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:07 PM August 20, 2013
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State Rep. John Becker has introduced a bill that would add rape, sexual battery and improper contact with a minor to Ohio’s list of capital crimes.

International

Breaking: Uganda Parliament Puts ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill Back On Agenda

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM February 6, 2013
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The Parliament of Uganda has reconvened and has put their infamous “Kill The Gays” bill back on the schedule.

Legislation

Kill The Gays Bill: Uganda Expert Calls Out Journalists For False Reports Of Death Penalty Removal

by David Badash ● 12:22 PM November 30, 2012
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One of America’s top experts on Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill is calling out journalists by name for repeated false claims that Uganda has removed the death penalty.

International

Ugandan Activists: Kill The Gays Bill Still Contains Death Penalty

by David Badash ● 2:05 PM November 28, 2012
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LGBT activists in Uganda state the infamous “Kill The Gays” bill still contains the death penalty, contrary to what some media outlets and Ugandan politicians claim.

News

US Official’s Comments Suggest Death Penalty Not Removed From Uganda Kill The Gays Bill

by David Badash ● 7:40 PM November 27, 2012
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Comments made by a U.S. official suggest the death penalty may not have been removed from Uganda’s Kill The Gays bill, based on a report at The Washington Blade.

International

Uganda Expert: ‘Death Penalty Has Not Been Dropped’ From Kill The Gays Bill

by David Badash ● 10:39 AM November 23, 2012
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A Uganda expert says the death penalty has not been dropped from the “Kill THe Gays” bill, despite reports from Ugandan politicians and the media.

News

Republican Candidate Uses Bible To Advocate Death Penalty For ‘Rebellious’ Kids

by David Badash ● 3:50 PM October 8, 2012
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The GOP’s candidate for the Arkansas House advocates the death penalty as a means of punishing “rebellious” children, and claims the Bible supports his position.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Votes Down Anti-Bullying Bill Despite Cries From Parents Of Dead Gay Kids

by David Badash ● 6:46 PM March 13, 2012
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A Kentucky House Committee voted down an anti-bullying bill even after hearing crying testimony from parents whose LGBT students literally had been bullied to death.

Bigotry Watch

Uganda: David Bahati Introduces Kill The Gays Bill In Parliament Today

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM February 7, 2012
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David Bahati, the lawmaker infamous for his Kill The Gays bill, has reintroduced it into the Parliament of Uganda again today.

Human Rights

Woman “Witch” Beheaded For “Practicing Witchcraft And Sorcery”

by David Badash ● 4:53 PM December 12, 2011
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A woman in her 60′s in Saudi Arabia was beheaded today after being convicted of being a witch, and for “practicing witchcraft and sorcery.”

Civil Rights

Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer: By A Jury Of Our Peers – Part II

by David Badash ● 11:59 PM October 2, 2011
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In a way, Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer were both executed by the state. One intentionally, one by ignorance and hate. I am Troy Davis, I am Jamey Rodemeyer.

Civil Rights

Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer: By A Jury Of Our Peers

by Max S. Gordon ● 5:36 PM October 2, 2011
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In a way, Troy Davis and Jamey Rodemeyer were both executed by the state. One intentionally, one by ignorance and hate. I am Troy Davis, I am Jamey Rodemeyer.

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