Court in the U.S. rules that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity

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In September 15, 2013
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Court in Springfield, Massachusetts on 14th August 2013 held in a ruling that rights of LGBTI persons are protected under international law and that their persecution is a crime against humanity.

According to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) a Human Rights based organisation in the U.S.;

a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law. The ruling means that the case brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), a Uganda-based coalition of LGBTI rights and advocacy groups, can move forward over defendant Scott Lively’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.”

Follow the link below for more information

https://ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/court-allows-groundbreaki….

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