Jessica Stern Comments on Kenya Decriminalization Case In Al Jazeera

Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, responded to the Kenyan decision with the following statement: ‘The argument of the High Court of Kenya is flawed. Dismissing a petition to decriminalize same-sex sexual activity because it may indirectly open the door to petitions for equal marriage fails to consider the case at hand in favor of an arbitrary future, which, frankly, is absurd. In doing so, the High Court has re-established, in the harshest terms that human rights for LGBTIQ people are conditional. This gives the green light for discrimination, harassment, and violence ... We eagerly await the day LGBTIQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer) Kenyans truly get their day in court. Eventually, LGBTIQ Kenyans will prevail.’

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