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Ted Cruz Condemning Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Raises Eyebrows

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Ted Cruz condemned Uganda's new anti-gay law on Monday, sparking pushback from some conservatives.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that gives the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as same-sex acts with categories of vulnerable people including minors, but it does not criminalize identifying as LGBTQ, the Associated Press reported.International human rights watchers have condemned the law, warning that it violates the rights of Uganda's LGBTQ community, as advocates have sought to end bans on homosexuality across the world in recent years.

According to the organization Human Dignity Trust, at least 11 other countries also allow the death penalty as a punishment for homosexuality, while 67 countries still criminalize same-sex activity.Cruz, a Texas Republican who has opposed the expansion of LGBTQ rights in the United States, spoke out against the law on Monday as "horrific and wrong.""Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality' is grotesque & an abomination.

ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse," tweeted Cruz.This Uganda law is horrific & wrong.

Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality" is grotesque & an abomination.ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse.#LGBTQ https://t.co/tTIMR8VtqWHis stance on the law was met with mixed reactions on social media.

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