States around the world should repeal discriminatory and archaic laws that reproduce historical inequalities and patterns of oppression.
In 2018, Theresa May, then UK prime minister, expressed “deep regret” for Britain’s colonial legacy of laws that criminalize same-sex conduct.
The legacy of colonialism extends beyond these laws, though, and is often deliberately obscured and forgotten. Around the world, outdated colonial-era laws and policies discriminate against marginalized communities, including not only LGBTQI+ people but also people living in poverty. The stickiness of these laws denies the rights to nondiscrimination and dignity, which must apply to everyone.
Read full article: Rejecting the colonial legacy of discriminatory laws by Marco Perolini, Amnesty International