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'Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Back in Limbo'


". . . From the moment last month when Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament, announced that she would pass the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would imprison gays (and originally suggested the death penalty for certain homosexual behavior), as a 'Christmas gift' to Ugandans, activists have been coördinating a global effort to kill the bill, and those whose sexuality would be criminalized have been watching their government closely, as the bill seemed to be the closest it has come to passage since it was first introduced, in 2009. But lawmakers left for vacation on Friday without holding a vote on it, so now the notorious 'Kill the Gays' bill is back in limbo, along with the lives of those in Uganda’s L.G.B.T. community."

Read more: Alexis Okeowo, News Desk, New Yorker


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