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Uganda Bill Seeks Death Sentence for Gay Sex

A bill introduced in Uganda, where homosexual acts are already illegal, would sentence anyone to death who had gay sex while they were HIV positive or with a partner who had a disability or was under the age of 18.

The bill also requires citizens to report any homosexual activity they witness to police within 24 hours or face the a prison sentence of up to three years.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, is heavily supported by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

The Guardian U.K. reported that the push for harsher punishments has come mostly from American evangelists Scott Lively of Defend the Family International, Don Schmierer of Exodus, and Caleb Lee Brundidge of the International Healing Foundation. They have pushed stories onto Ugandan officials of European gays “recruiting” men and women from Uganda; and that homosexuality can be cured.

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