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Ugandan Constitutional Court upholds country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

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The Ugandan Constitutional Court on Wednesday upheld the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. “We decline to nullify the Anti-Homosexuality Act in its totality,” said Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera as he read the decision.

President Yoweri Museveni last May signed the law, which contains a death penalty provision for “aggravated homosexuality.” The U.S.

subsequently imposed visa restrictions on Ugandan officials and removed the country from a program that allows sub-Saharan African countries to trade duty-free with the U.S.

The World Bank Group also announced the suspension of new loans to Uganda. The court late last year heard the case against the Anti-Homosexuality Act.

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