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Friday, 11 October 2019

Uganda Plans Death Penalty For Homosexuals

Uganda's ethics and integrity minister has announced plans to re-introduce the controversial anti-gay law which was nullified by the Constitutional Court in 2014.
Simon Lokodo told news agency Reuters that when the new bill becomes law offenders will be sentenced to death.
According to him, the current penal law is limited as it only criminalises the act of homosexuality.
He added that homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans and there had been a massive recruitment by gay people in schools and that they were promoting a falsehood that people are born like that.
In February 2014 President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill - that was known as the Kill the Gays bill - to toughen penalties against gay people.
The Constitutional Court later overturned the law in August of that year ruling that Members of Parliament had passed the bill without the requisite quorum and it was therefore illegal.

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