Court allows lawsuit against U.S. pastor for helping with Uganda (“Kill the gays bill”) anti-gay bill

By Chris Johnson
August 15, 2013

A federal district court in Massachusetts announced on Wednesday it will allow a case to proceed against evangelical Christian Scott Lively for unlawfully fomenting anti-gay sentiment in Uganda and encouraging passage of the country’s pending “Kill the Gays” bill.

In a 79-page decision denying summary judgment in favor of Lively (PDF), U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor refers the case to Magistrate Judge Kenneth Neiman for a pretrial scheduling conference.

“The history and current existence of discrimination against LGBTI people is precisely what qualifies them as a distinct targeted group eligible for protection under international law,” Ponsor writes. “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.”

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http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/08/15/lawsuit-to-proceed-against-pastor-who-fomented-anti-gay-sentiment-in-uganda/

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