26 Feb '12, 6am

Uganda Once Again Revives 'Kill The Gays' Bill | Care2 Causes

In a move that will likely surprise no one, lawmakers in Uganda have once again introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. The legislation, which President Obama once called “odious” , was dubbed the “Kill the Gays” bill for its death penalty provision for repeat offenders. However, the draft legislation is said to have been modified to drop that aspect of the bill. From the BBC: A BBC correspondent says MPs laughed, clapped and cried out: “Our bill, our bill,” when its architect David Bahati reintroduced the draft legislation on Tuesday. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was shelved in 2011 after an international outcry. [...] The BBC’s Joshua Mmali in the capital, Kampala, says Mr Bahati, the primary backer of the bill, has confirmed the draft legislation has changed in one fundamental way. Those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as when one of the part...

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