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 January 3, 2011  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

Julie Bolcer reports:

A Ugandan judge ruled Monday that media companies cannot out gay people in the African country, citing the constitutional right to privacy in a decision that could help activists fighting the proposed bill that would impose the death penalty for homosexuality.

According to Agence France-Presse, the judge issued a permanent injunction against the newspaper Rolling Stone, which last year published the photos and addresses of more than 20 gay rights campaigners. One issue included the headline “Hang Them” with calls for execution from an unidentified evangelical pastor.

Read more on Advocate.com.

Note that the Rolling Stone paper referred to in the news coverage has no affiliation with the popular music publication by the same name. Rachel Maddow had covered the Uganda publication on her show as part of her coverage of discrimination against gay Ugandans.

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