European Parliament condemns anti-LGBTI laws in Uganda, Nigeria and India

On 16 January, the European Parliament adopted a resolution that strongly condemns the criminalization of LGBTI people in Uganda, Nigeria and India. The Parliament also addressed Russia to repeal its law against propaganda of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’.

In Nigeria, in January, the ‘Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill’ was signed. In December 2013 the Ugandan Parliament adopted the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’. Both bills include punishment for people engaging in same-sex relationships in the form of long-term or lifelong imprisonment. Imprisonment is also announced for supporting LGBTI rights.

The resolution also welcomed the move by the Indian government to ask the Supreme Court to review the ruling which re-criminalised homosexuality.