Brunei ‘rushing through’ new anti-LGBT laws that could see gay people being stoned to death: rights groups

Brunei is set to fast-track changes to its penal code that could see people from the LGBTQ community whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups said on Monday, as they condemned the move.Brunei introduced Islamic criminal law in 2014 when it announced the first of three stages of legal changes that included fines or jail for offences like pregnancy outside marriage or failing to pray on Friday.Previously homosexuality was illegal in Brunei and punishable by up to 10…