March 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to remove the state code's ban on oral and anal sex, a decade after it was invalidated by a US Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas. The new legislation limits the definition of "crimes against nature" to only bestiality ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Malaysian court on Friday overturned the High Court's acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim, sentencing the opposition leader to five years in prison for sodomizing a male aide in 2008. This conviction makes Anwar unable to run for chief minister of Selangor in next month's election, where he was ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law on Monday, prompting condemnation throughout the international community. The law bans same-sex marriage and criminalizes homosexual associations, societies and meetings and carries a punishment of up to 14 ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Max Slater
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that the state's statute prohibiting the solicitation of sodomy is constitutional. The case concerned a former police officer named James Edwin Watson who was convicted of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy. Watson argued that the statute violated his ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Keith Herting
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a Virginia anti-sodomy law on Tuesday, a decade after it was invalidated by a US Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas. The decision was the result of William MacDonald's appeal of his 2005 criminal conviction ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 22, 2011, Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim denied sodomy charges against him and said they were fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar was accused of sodomizing a male political aide, which is punishable in Malaysia by up to 20 years in ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was charged Tuesday along with two colleagues for violating a government protest ban. They face charges for violating the recently passed Peaceful Assembly Act by participating in a large-scale demonstration last month to ...[read more]
January 19, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 19, 2010, an appeals court in Malaysia ruled that the country's ban on sodomy does not violate the Malaysian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination. The case arose from the prosecution of Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahaman, convicted of sodomizing a 14-year-old boy and sentenced to 60 ...[read more]
January 9, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday acquitted Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim of charges that he sodomized a former male political aide. High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah said during the ruling that there was reasonable doubt in the case because of ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The two-year sodomy trial of Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim came to a close Thursday with the prosecution delivering its closing arguments. Under Malaysian law, sodomy is punishable by 20 years in prison regardless of consent. The charges against Anwar ...[read more]

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