Uganda Leader Says Gays 'Sick', But Blocks Controversial Law
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January 17, 2014

Via AFP:

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life despite viewing gays as "sick" and "abnormal", his spokesman said on Friday.

In a letter to parliament, the president suggested homosexuality was caused by a genetic flaw, or a need to make money. Lesbians, he added, choose female partners because of "sexual starvation" and the failure to marry a man.

"He does not approve of homosexuality but he believes that these people have a right to exist," presidential spokesman Tamale Mirudi told AFP, explaining why the b...

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