President of Uganda signs the anti-LGTBQ legislation

As the US slept, the president of Uganda signed the pending anti-LGTBQ legislation into law.

The law, which has been denounced by everyone from President Obama to former Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and which President Yoweri Museveni appeared to have been wavering on in the past few weeks, forbids the “promotion” and “recognition” of homosexuality. It punishes first time offenders with up to fourteen years in jail and allows up to lifetime sentences.

The BBC has the whole story here.

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