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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Integrity has never been more costly

From Chuck's Laird68.com - The Blog.

The Cost of Being LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and/or Trans) in Today's World.


Algeria - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Angola - Labor Camps
Antigua and Barbuda - 15 Years in Prison
Bahrain - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Bangladesh - 10 Years to Life in Prison
Barbados - Life in Prison
Belize - 10 Years in Prison
Benin - 3 Years in Prison
Bhutan - 1 Month to 1 Year in Prison
Botswana - A Fine to 7 Years in Prison
Brunei - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Cameroon - A Fine to 5 Years in Prison
Cook Islands - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Djibouti - 10 to 12 Years in Prison
Dominica - 10 Years in Prison
Egypt - 5 Years in Prison
Eritrea - 3 to 10 Years in Prison
Ethiopia - 10 Days to 3 Years in Prison
Gambia - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Ghana - Not Known
Grenada - 10 Years in Prison
Guinea - 6 Months to 3 Years in Prison
Guinea Bissau - Labor Camps
India - A Fine to Life in Prison
Iran - Death
Jamaica - 10 Years Hard Labor
Kenya - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Kiribati - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Kuwait - A Fine to 7 Years in Prison
Lebanon - A Fine to 1 Year in Prison
Lesotho - Not Known
Liberia - A Fine
Libya - A Fine to 5 Years in Prison
Malawi - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Malaysia - A Fine to 20 Years in Prison
Mauritania - Death
Mauritius - A Fine to 5 Years in Prison
Morocco - 6 Months to 3 Years in Prison
Mozambique - Labor Camps
Myanmar/Burma - 10 Years to Life in Prison
Namibia - Not Known
Nauru - 14 Years Hard Labor
Nepal - A Fine to 1 Year in Prison
Nicaragua - 1 to 3 Years in Prison
Nigeria - 5 Years in Prison to Death
Niue - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Oman - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Pakistan - 2 Years to Life in Prison
Palau - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Palestine - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Papua New Guinea - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Qatar - A Fine to 5 Years in Prison
Saint Kitts and Nevis - 10 Years in Prison
Saint Lucia - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Saint Vincent and Grenadines - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Samoa - A Fine to 7 Years in Prison
Sao Tome and Principe - Labor Camps
Saudi Arabia - Death
Senegal - 1 Month to 5 Years in Prison
Seychelles - A Fine to 2 Years in Prison
Sierra Leone - Life in Prison
Singapore - 2 Years in Prison
Solomon Islands - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Somalia - 3 Months in Prison to Death
Sri Lanka - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Sudan - 5 Years in Prison to Death
Swaziland - A Fine
Syria - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Tanzania - A Fine to 25 Years in Prison
Togo - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Tokelau - A Fine to 10 Years in Prison
Trinidad and Tobago - 25 Years in Prison
Tunisia - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Turkmenistan - A Fine to 2 Years in Prison
Tuvalu - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Uganda - A Fine to Life in Prison
United Arab Emirates - Death
Uzbekistan - A Fine to 3 Years in Prison
Yemen - Flogging to Death
Zambia - A Fine to 14 Years in Prison
Zimbabwe - A Fine to 1 Year in Prison

And, am I not my brother's (sister's) keeper?

http://laird68.blogspot.com/2007/10/cost-of-being-lgbt-lesbian-gay-bi-andor.html

5 comments:

Bill said...

And so WHY do we contribute money to some of these countries and in doing so perpetuate civil and human rights violations? I never realized the list was so long and I didn't know it existed in our little corner of the world. I've been to Antigua and our church just came back from a mission to Belize. I'm all for helping people, but not when they're thinking about putting me in prison or killing me.

Jan said...

The denial in many of those countries is costing lives. I know that in Zambia they deny that homosexuality exists, which is why it is such a "crime" if discovered. HIV/AIDS is rampant, especially among heterosexual couples. So much education needs to be done, and I don't think denying money to that country or other third world countries is the right thing to do. Unless education is provided, especially for FEMALES, nothing will ever change.

toujoursdan said...

It's important to recall that there were a dozen US states that were on this list until a fairly recent Supreme Court decision.

Some of them are still enforcing a law that makes it a crime to ask someone if they want to have gay sex, even in a completely legal place while it is completely legal to ask someone if they want to have heterosexual sex. (Solicitation to Commit Crimes Against Nature)

Bill said...

Well I thought about and it comes down to this. Everybody has to be responsible for their own situations. The people are ultimately responsible for their governemt. They're willing to take my money even knowing that their laws would put me in prison for being gay. There are plenty of charities and countries in this world who need my money and don't wish me harm. I have charity enough for those people without trying to include others who hate me. I'm not trying to buy their love; that would make them prostitutes and me a "john"; on the other hand, I'm not paying for someone to hate me.

Weiwen Ng said...

re Singapore, to my limited knowledge, the criminal penalties are not generally enforced.

that having said, I still think they should be removed from the books.

this is contrary to the assertion of our National Council of Churches, which says that there should be no change to the laws. at the same time, these folks swear up and down that they're not homophobes.

it's a bit like alcoholism. alcoholics will swear up and down that they don't have a problem.