Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced he plans to sign into law the severe anti-LGBTQ legislation passed in his country’s parliament last month once provisions are added to “strengthen” the bill.
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Museveni told lawmakers at a meeting on Thursday that he supports the bill they passed last month but would send it back to parliament for “strengthening”.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill would impose the death penalty for so-called aggravated homosexuality and 20-year sentences for “promoting” homosexuality.
Among the offences defined as aggravated homosexuality is having gay sex when HIV-positive.
The United States, European Union and major corporations have condemned the bill.
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FFRF is calling for international pressure on Uganda to stand up to American Christian fundamentalists and reject an anti-gay law that the country’s Parliament passed this week, which stems from the work of U.S. missionaries.
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