This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Bisi Alimi, the first open gay rights activist from Nigeria, tells the story of his friend, and makes an impassioned plea for the LGBTI community. Check on it.
The law is “null and void,” presiding judge Steven Kavuma told the court, saying the process had contravened the constitution, as it has been passed in parliament in December without the necessary quorum of lawmakers.
Cheering gay rights activists celebrated the ruling, but supporters of the law said they would appeal at the Supreme Court.
“Justice prevailed, we won,” said lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, who led the challenge in the constitutional court. Continue reading