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Uganda’s president rejects anti-LGBTQ+ bill for not being tough enough

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Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has refused to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that imposes the death penalty for being gay, instead returning it to parliament with an order that it be made even harsher.

The decision was announced on 20 April after the president met with MPs who opted to return the legislation to the national assembly “with proposals for its improvement”.

Speaking at a news conference after the meeting, chief whip Denis Hamson Obua shared that the president had in principle agreed to sign the bill into law. “Before that is done we also agree that the bill will be returned in order to facilitate the reinforcement and the strengthening of some provisions in line with our best practices,” he continued.

The amendments will be drafted in a meeting between Museveni and parliament’s legal and parliamentary affairs committee on 25 April, Obua confirmed.

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