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Uganda passes a bill to imprison people who identify as LGBTQ+

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'To protect the children'MPs who defend the bill say it is to protect children from abuse, but rights activists say parliament should introduce laws that protect all children, indifferent of their identity or sexual orientation, and that the government is using the bill to distract the public from its failures to address some of their pressing economic concerns.Rights activists also said they fear the bill will lead to more attacks on gay people, who are already facing blackmail and threats of turning them into the police if they do not pay up.

The international community has condemned the bill and President Musevini will have to take this into consideration if he is to maintain tight ties with western donors and investors.Same-sex relations are banned in about 30 African countries, but this is one of the toughest pieces of anti-gay legislation in the continent..

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