Kenya High Court sharply criticized for upholding sodomy law

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Activists in Kenya have sharply criticized their country’s High Court over its ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era sodomy law.

The New York Times reported activists were inside the courtroom in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on May 24 when a three-judge panel issued their ruling.

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Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

By : wire report
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) | A Kenyan court has postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships.

Justice Chaacha Mwita of the High Court said Feb. 22 the ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy.

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Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law.”

Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is “incredibly sorry” to confirm the ban of “Rafiki,” or “Friend” in Swahili, by the Kenya Film Classification Board. Her film depicts a love story between two women.

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