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Uganda president consults on anti-LGBTQ bill



Uganda’s president will discuss the anti-LGBTQ bill with lawmakers before signing, vetoing, or revising it. The bill includes harsh penalties such as the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” and 20-year sentences for “promoting” homosexuality as reported by the SABC News.

Human rights activists and the US government are among those who criticize the bill.

However, Museveni, who signed a law in 2014 that increased penalties for same-sex relations, has not indicated his stance on the new bill.

Same-sex relations are already illegal in Uganda, and lawmakers in other African countries have proposed similar measures.

Photo: Facebook / @Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

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