Uganda
The Republic of Uganda is an East African nation and former British colony, which gained independence from the U.K. in 1962. Discover the latest news about Uganda, where ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ can be penalized by life imprisonment, according to the country’s penal code, a sodomy law that remains from the country’s colonial era. Learn about the ongoing struggle for LGBT rights in the republic, which has striven to enact harsher laws against gays and lesbians that includes punishments such as the death penalty.
American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality
March 03 2014 6:41 PM ET

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

Michael O'Loughlin

A U.S. Jesuit magazine has published an editorial taking to task Catholics who support draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa
March 02 2014 2:49 PM ET

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

Michelle Garcia

In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, Whoopi Goldberg condemned Uganda's and Nigeria's laws that allow LGBT people to be rounded up and criminally punished.

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President
February 28 2014 5:33 PM ET

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President

Michelle Garcia

Secretary of State John Kerry hopped on the phone with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law
February 27 2014 8:58 PM ET

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

The $90 million loan was expected to be approved Friday, but it has now been put off indefinitely.

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Enacting Antigay Law
February 26 2014 1:05 PM ET

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Antigay Law Enacted

Michelle Garcia

Uganda's currency value starts to dip as Western countries pull aid to the country over its homophobic, deadly law.

LGBT Ugandans Attacked as Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'
February 25 2014 3:40 PM ET

LGBT Ugandan Killed After Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'

Sunnivie Brydum

At least one Ugandan suspected of being gay has been killed just one day after the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was signed into law and a tabloid published the names of 'Uganda's Top 200 Homos.'

Kerry Threatens Aid Cuts Over Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Law
February 24 2014 3:32 PM ET

Kerry Threatens Aid Cuts Over Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

After weeks of flip-flopping, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that imposes lifetime prison sentences for many LGBT people.

Down to the Wire: Actual Science vs. Uganda's 'Scientists'
February 21 2014 8:36 PM ET

Down to the Wire: Actual Science vs. Uganda's 'Scientists'

Sunnivie Brydum

American scientists and even the president take on the two-page press release from supposed 'scientists' that convinced the Ugandan president to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Antigay Ugandan Politicians Double Down as World Outrage Increases
February 19 2014 9:07 PM ET

Uganda's Politicians Double Down as World Outrage Spreads

Sunnivie Brydum

As the world waits for President Yoweri Museveni to sign the hateful Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, activists in Uganda and around the world are mobilizing.

Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law
February 17 2014 4:03 PM ET

Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The president releases a statement saying that signing the bill "will mark a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights.”

Watch: Lawmakers Cheer As Ugandan President Declares War on Homosexuals
February 17 2014 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: Ugandan President Cheered for War on Homosexuals

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The lawmaker will sign an anti-homosexuality bill that mandates sentences — including life in prison — for those accused of either having sex with members of their own gender, not reporting LGBT people to authorities, or supporting LGBT people or civil rights.

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill
February 14 2014 4:05 PM ET

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Reports coming from Uganda indicate that President Yoweri Museveni is ready to sign the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

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