Human Rights Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has received death threats and attacks for defending LGBT rights in Uganda. In 2014, Opiyo led the constitutional challenge that struck down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which called for life imprisonment for same-sex sexual acts. Forum talks with Opiyo about the renewed efforts to criminalize homosexuality in Uganda and about the role of U.S. evangelicals in promoting anti-gay laws in that country.
Ugandan Human Rights Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo Battles Tough Anti-Gay Laws
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Nicholas Opiyo, human rights attorney; lead attorney on the case that overturned Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act; founder, Chapter Four Uganda