Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively Loses on This One!

Appeals Court Bats Away Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively’s Attempt to Censor Judge This week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed anti-gay extremist Scott Lively’s attempt to appeal a ruling from the district court to remove language that harshly criticized his role in the persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda in the case Sexual … More Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively Loses on This One!

Lawsuit for Info on Hundreds of Muslim Ban Waiver Denials

Muslim Advocates and CCR File FOIA Lawsuit on Opaque Muslim Ban Waiver Process Following the United States Supreme Court decision to uphold the Muslim Ban, Muslim Advocates (MA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit demanding documents from federal agencies related to the purported waiver scheme that … More Lawsuit for Info on Hundreds of Muslim Ban Waiver Denials

LGBT Ugandans Argue Against U.S. Hate Pastor in Federal Court

In Case Against U.S. Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively for His Role in LGBTI Persecution in Ugandan|  Lawsuit Charges Lively with Crime Against Humanity November 9, 2016, Springfield, MA – Today, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel, appeared in court to argue that a federal lawsuit against Abiding Truth Ministries … More LGBT Ugandans Argue Against U.S. Hate Pastor in Federal Court

Expert Reports in Crimes Against Humanity Case of Christian Extremist Scott Lively

Reports Examine Atrocity Crimes, Minority Stress, International Law Today, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released three independent expert reports submitted in conjunction with SMUG’s lawsuit against the U.S.-based anti-gay extremist Scott Lively charging him with conspiring to persecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in Uganda. In … More Expert Reports in Crimes Against Humanity Case of Christian Extremist Scott Lively

Anti-gay Scott Lively Launches Gubernatorial Run

Scott Lively’s campaign motto is “Qualified. Experienced. Electable.”  By Cathy Kristofferson, December 16, 2013 Scott Lively (I-MA) would like to remind everyone that he is still running for Governor of Massachusetts. We presume that his campaign has been suspended while he fights Crimes Against Humanity charges. That pesky trial for persecution on the basis of … More Anti-gay Scott Lively Launches Gubernatorial Run

Anti-gay Scott Lively again DENIED attempt to avoid Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit

By Cathy Kristofferson, December 10, 2013 Scott Lively has again been DENIED an attempt to halt the proceeding in the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). As OBLOGDEE reported last week, Lively requested the court suspend the case and stop the discovery phase from beginning while he petitions the Federal Court of … More Anti-gay Scott Lively again DENIED attempt to avoid Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit

Anti-gay Scott Lively again tries to avoid Crimes Against Humanity trial

By Cathy Kristofferson, December 6, 2013 Scott Lively is again trying to avoid facing the music in the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). He has now filed to have the SMUG case suspended while he appeals Federal Judge Posner’s ruling against dismissal. “1. Lively filed the Petition on December 5, 2013, requesting … More Anti-gay Scott Lively again tries to avoid Crimes Against Humanity trial

Schedule Set for Historic Anti-gay Crimes Against Humanity Trial

Community continues to rally in support of LGBT Ugandans’ case against hatemonger Scott Lively  By Cathy Kristofferson, November 7, 2013 Yesterday a scheduling meeting was held at the Crimes Against Humanity trial of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) v. Scott Lively.  Lively did not appear although he did have one supporter attend. In contrast, about 3 … More Schedule Set for Historic Anti-gay Crimes Against Humanity Trial

The SMUG v. Scott Lively Case is a must attend for LGBT Community

Lively’s hate and persecution continues and so must we! By Cathy Kristofferson, October 25, 2013 Back in January, I blogged “Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively – why you should care, why you should go!”  The case is ongoing and heating up.  Until now Scott Lively and his defense team have been mustering up every … More The SMUG v. Scott Lively Case is a must attend for LGBT Community

Scott Lively Sends Out a Hit List Targets Federal Judge and Lesbian Activist

Is Lively asking his flock to pray or prey? By Cathy Kristofferson, September 25, 2013 After failing, yet again, to have the case against him for Crimes Against Humanity dismissed, Scott Lively has sent what is tantamount to a persecutory email to his followers containing a ‘hit list’ of those who are supporting the prosecution … More Scott Lively Sends Out a Hit List Targets Federal Judge and Lesbian Activist

Scott Lively’s accountability for Crimes Against Humanity should now extend beyond Uganda to the FSU

“…widespread, systematic persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes a crime against humanity.” By Cathy Kristofferson, August 15, 2013 On August 14 we reported here on OBLOGDEE that Springfield U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Posner, ruled against radical Christian Evangelical Scott Lively in his motion to dismiss the case … More Scott Lively’s accountability for Crimes Against Humanity should now extend beyond Uganda to the FSU

Oral Arguments Convey Accountability for Scott Lively’s Anti-Gay Mission

The analysis speech, action and jurisdiction; without this opportunity under the Alien Tort Act, Lively could have got off without rebuke; now he cannot escape that what he did exceeds the bounds of his religious freedoms By Melanie Nathan and Cathy Kristofferson, January 11, 2013. This past week, a most unusual Motion to Dismiss was … More Oral Arguments Convey Accountability for Scott Lively’s Anti-Gay Mission

LGBTI Refugees hurt if Canada changes Refugee Sponsorship Program

Asylum for LGBTI refugees is fraught with hurdles. Canada has been viewed as a country that provides some measure of promise and hope; but now the Canadian government is proposing changes to regulations pertaining to refugee sponsorship, which could have a dramatic impact on LGBTI applications for asylum. The Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) … More LGBTI Refugees hurt if Canada changes Refugee Sponsorship Program