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Uganda Adopts Draconian Anti-gay Bill

Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted a draconian anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life. Some American fundies have been pushing the idea.
Uganda Adopts Draconian Anti-gay Bill
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Via AFP:

Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life, with lawmakers hailing it as a victory against "evil".

Deputies voted overwhelmingly in favour of the text, which has been widely condemned by rights activists and world leaders -- with US President Barack Obama describing it as "odious" and Nobel Peace laureate archbishop Desmond Tutu comparing it to apartheid.

The lawmaker behind the bill, David Bahati, said a death penalty clause was dropped from the final version of the bill. The approved text must now be given the green...

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