Monday, February 17, 2014

Uganda President Will Sign the 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has affirmed that he is planning to sign into law the Anti-Gay Bill, which would impose lifetime jail sentences for certain instances of homosexuality and would sentence anyone who performs a same-sex marriage to seven years' imprisonment.

Last December, Uganda’s Parliament passed legislation to toughen the punishment for same-sex sexual activity, including life imprisonment for repeat offenders. However, President Museveni announced he would not be signing the bill, leading to a furious response from MPs who supported the law.

Sadly, it seems he has changed his mind.

Protest in London in front of Uganda's Embassy

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