Shocking! Ugandan MPs Pass Bill Allowing Death Penalty for Same-Sex Relationships!
The parliament of Uganda has passed a law that would allow homosexual acts to be punishable by death, eliciting strong condemnation from human rights campaigners. According to The Guardian, the hardline anti-homosexuality bill introduces life and capital imprisonment convictions for gay sex and “recruitment, promotion and funding” of same-sex “activities.” Almost all 389 legislators voted for the bill, while only two opposed it.
Human rights campaigners have criticised the legislation. They have described it as “hate legislation.” This news is the latest setback for LGBTQ+ rights in Africa. Homosexuality is illegal in most countries.
In February, more than 110 LGBTQ+ people in Uganda reported incidents, including arrests, sexual violence, evictions, and public undressing, to the advocacy group Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug).
See the video showing the moment when Ugandan MPs passed the anti-LGBTQ+ bill:
Also read: UN Secretary-General Expresses Concerns About the Regression of Human Rights Progress
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