KENYA’S HIGH COURT RULES THAT GAY SEX IS STILL ILLEGAL

The Daily Caller | 5/24/2019 | Staff
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Kenya’s High Court upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, for which a guilty verdict can result in five to 21 years in prison.

The sections that were upheld in Friday’s ruling make it a felony to commit “gross indecency” or have “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature.” This second section covers both oral and anal sex, and applies to any gender. “Gross indecency” only applies to acts between men, the New York Times said.

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The case was brought to the courts in 2016, CNN reported. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told CNN last year during an interview that LGBTQ rights were “of no major importance” to Kenyans.

Many Kenyan’s hold anti-gay views, the NY Times said. Raphael Kimeu, a waiter in Nairobi, said that accepting homosexuality “is tantamount to showing disrespect to the same God who created us,” the Times reported.

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However, there are plenty in Kenya that were disappointed with the ruling. Kenyan LGBT activists argued that the Kenyan Constitution says the “state shall not discriminate directly or indirectly against any person on any ground,” the Times reported.

The LGBTQ community said that they are prepared for a struggle as they fight for equality.

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“We are prepared for it to be a protracted struggle,” said Waruguru Gaitho, a human rights lawyer at the National Gay and ****...
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