About 40 people caused a scene at Uganda's United Nations mission in New York on Thursday to protest an antigay law being considered in the African nation.
The law would punish those who merely touched "another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality" with life in prison. Those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" -- which includes sexual activity for those who are HIV-positive -- would be put to death. Additionally, people who do not report known violations of the law would be fined and jailed.
Officials from the United States and France have condemned the bill, according to Agence France-Presse.
The demonstration was organized by several groups, including the African Services Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
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