Uganda Plans to Resurrect Bill Imposing Death Penalty for Gay Sex

Uganda's Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo says the government is planning to reintroduce a bill that imposes the death penalty on homosexuals. "Homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans, but there has been a massive recruitment by gay people in schools, and especially among the youth, where they are promoting the falsehood that people are born like that," he told Thomson Reuters. Uganda's constitutional court overturned the law - formerly known as the "Kill the Gays" - on a technicality in 2014.

Ugandan LGBT+ refugees who left their country because of anti-gay laws gather to celebrate International LGBTQI Refugee Day on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on June 27, 2019.


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