New York, NY — "David Bahati is one of the architects of Uganda's anti-gay bill. Bahati told the AP the death penalty was removed from the bill, yet no one has actually seen the latest version of the bill to confirm Bahati's claim," Andre Banks, Executive Director and Cofounder of All Out said. "Until we see the bill, and it has moved out of a committee that actually has the power to make substantive changes, we must assume the worst."
"If the latest version of the 'Kill the Gays' bill does emerge without the death penalty, we must remain committed to its defeat," Banks said.
"For gay prisoners who are often tortured and humiliated, a life sentence is nothing to celebrate. Ugandans and the world will not rest until this bill in any form is killed once and for all."