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Uganda ‘kill the gays’ bill to return

By |2011-07-28T09:00:00-04:00July 28th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill is to be reintroduced in Parliament, the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights said July 21.
The bill – which was stymied last year after international outcry – imposed the death penalty for a second conviction of engaging in gay sex, and required family members, medical personnel, clergy and others to report people they suspect of being gay or face prison time.
According to CCR: “A new version of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will appear to have removed the death penalty in order to avoid international outcry. In reality, it appears that provisions of the bill will link to other laws that will trigger the death penalty.”

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