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Uganda Passes Strict Anti-Gay Bill That Imposes Death Penalty for Some

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Ugandan lawmakers have passed a sweeping anti-gay law that can bring punishments as severe as the death penalty — the culmination of a long-running campaign against L.G.B.T.Q.

people in a conservative nation in East Africa. The law, which was passed late on Tuesday night after more than seven hours of discussion and amendments, calls for a life sentence for anyone engaging in gay sex, and even attempting to have same-sex relations would be met with a seven-year prison term.

The death penalty would be applied to people convicted of “aggravated homosexuality,” a sweeping term defined in the law as homosexual acts committed by anyone infected with H.I.V.

or involving children, disabled people or anyone drugged against their will. The parliamentary vote in Uganda comes as anti-gay policies and discrimination have been on the rise in several African nations, including Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.

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