Uganda has last week signed a bill that further bans homosexuality. A man was even burned to death for being gay shortly.
The bill’s original 2009 version, named “Kill The Gays”, went as far as calling for the death penalty for certain homosexual acts; that provision was shelved following international furore.
Under its latest iteration,
•Anyone who conducts marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples faces seven years behind bars.
•Failure to report homos*xual activity to police is also criminalized.
•Doctors who treat gays, landlords who
rent them property and those suspected of being LBGTQ are subject to five-year prison terms under the bill.
•Anyone who offers support to homosexuals will also be committing a criminal offence, which can reportedly
extend to counselling.
Supporters in the nation and worldwide decried the bill’s passage.
The witch hunt had already started, and now it has been legitimized by the parliament of Uganda, which is very scary, said Clare Byarugaba, who co-ordinates the Ugandan Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, a gay rights group.

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