A new British legal rights group will this week kick off a global
campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in scores of countries across
the world when it embarks on a first test case in the courts of Belize.
Human Dignity Trust (HDT), which launched its campaign in London on
Thursday, is targeting the 80-odd states where consensual sexual
activity between adults of the same gender is outlawed. More than half
are Commonwealth countries which inherited their regulations from
British colonial rule. In some like Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and Ghana
the laws are seen by some as justification for violent attacks on gay
and lesbian people.
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