Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively (USA)

On March 14, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBT advocacy groups in Uganda, against Abiding Truth Ministries President Scott Lively. The lawsuit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in the conspiracy to strip away fundamental rights from LGBT persons, constitutes persecution. This is the first known Alien Tort Statute (ATS) case seeking accountability for persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Court recently denied Lively’s Motion to Dismiss, and the case has been referred for pretrial scheduling.

Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively.