Building a Barometer of Gay Rights (BGR): A Case Study of Uganda and the Persecution of Homosexuals

30 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2011

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Susan Dicklitch-Nelson

Franklin & Marshall College

Berwood Yost

Franklin & Marshall College

Bryan Dougan

Franklin & Marshall College

Date Written: April 4, 2011

Abstract

Few countries in the world actually embrace homosexuals as valuable members of their society and even fewer bestow full human rights on their homosexual citizens. The Barometer of Gay Rights (BGR) attempts to systematically quantify how rights protective and respective a country really is. This article will apply the BGR methodology to the Ugandan case study to measure the degree to which Uganda is an “active persecutor” of homosexuals. The BGR measures the constitutional protections afforded homosexuals, their civil and political rights, socio-economic rights, the presence and efficacy of gay rights organizations, and the degree of societal persecution.

Keywords: Gay Rights, Barometer, Human Rights, Africa, Uganda

Suggested Citation

Dicklitch-Nelson, Susan and Yost, Berwood and Dougan, Bryan, Building a Barometer of Gay Rights (BGR): A Case Study of Uganda and the Persecution of Homosexuals (April 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1910848 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1910848

Susan Dicklitch-Nelson (Contact Author)

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Berwood Yost

Franklin & Marshall College ( email )

P. O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
United States

Bryan Dougan

Franklin & Marshall College ( email )

P. O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
United States

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