Gay Times cites OutRight in article about Sudan abolishing the death penalty for same-sex intimacy

Gay Times cites OutRight's Executive Deputy Director Maria Sjödin in an article about Sudan abolishing the death penalty for same-sex intimacy.

"Maria Sjödin, Deputy Executive Director of OutRight Action Interntional, called the new reforms an “important step for the human rights of LGBTQI people, and human rights in Sudan overall." "It is astonishing that over a third of the world’s countries continue to criminalize same-sex love, and even more staggering that a handful prescribe the death penalty for consensual same-sex intimacy,” she said in a statement. "It is encouraging that as of now, that number has been reduced by one. We can only hope that decriminalization of same-sex love will follow.”

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