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Sex, Honor, and Shame: Criminalizing LGBT Communities: Sodomy Laws around the Globe

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Scott Long—Human Rights Watch's Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program

Human Rights Watch criticizes the negative impact of sodomy laws on the rights of LGBT communities in countries such as India, Fiji, etc. Colonial-era laws are used to make arrests and for entrapment. They also argue that they harm HIV prevention efforts.

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