Anti-Gay Law Threatens Morocco World Cup Bid

A review of Morocco’s 2026 FIFATM World Cup bid documents carried out by Associated Press indicates that the bid did not adequately disclose or address the now fundamental human rights issue of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Simply put, amendments to FIFA Statutes (since 2013) now include sexual orientation as one of the grounds upon which discrimination is “strictly prohibited”. In Morocco (like Nigeria) homosexuality is a criminal offence and pro-LGBT activists argue against the hosting of international sporting events in such countries, where LGBT people could be discriminated against, if not prosecuted. The arguments still rage ahead[…]

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