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Uganda may be moving ahead with "death to gays" legislation

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From Box Turtle:

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, if passed in its current form, would impose the death penalty for those who are HIV-positive, who is a “repeat offender,” or whose partner is deemed “disabled” regardless of whether the relationship was consensual. It would also impose a lifetime sentence for other cases. The bill would lower the bar for conviction, making mere “touching” for the perceived purpose of homosexual relations a criminal offense. It threatens teachers, doctors, friends, and family members with three years imprisonment if they didn’t report anyone they suspected of being gay to police within twenty-four hours. It also would broadly criminalize all advocacy of homosexuality including, conceivably, lawyers defending accused gay people in court or parliamentarians proposing changes to the law. It even threatens landlords under a “brothel” provision if they knowingly rent to gay people.
And don't forget, it was American anti-gay activists, and hate group members, who got the ball rolling on this.

As an aside, if you look at the rest of the article, the Ugandan blog is using the term LGBTI. Okay this is interesting, I just googled it and Open Society Foundation is using the term too. The "I" apparently means "intersex." And according to wikipedia, intersex means, among other things, hermaphrodites.


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