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11/11/2013 02:18 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Homosexuality Remains Illegal In 41 Commonwealth Countries: Report

HuffPost Live tackled news of a new Kaleidoscope Trust report, which found that 41 out of the 53 Commonwealth countries still deemed homosexuality illegal, on a Nov. 11 broadcast.

Kaleidoscope’s spokesman Douglas Pretsell told The Guardian that the anti-gay laws in Commonwealth countries were a hangover from British colonial rule. "If you look at the world as a whole, around about 40 percent of nations have state-sponsored homophobia,” he told the publication. “These are laws that make it illegal to be gay.”

Check out The Guardian's full report on the Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation survey here.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to amend the name of the Kaleidoscope Trust in accordance with The Guardian's corrected article.

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