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Death Penalty Still In Antigay Uganda Bill


The death penalty has not and will not be dropped from the proposed antigay Uganda bill despite a report to the contrary last week by Bloomberg News, The Guardian is reporting.

The Guardian spoke with the "kill the gays" bill's main sponsor, David Bahati. Reads the article: "Bahati has just presented his anti-homosexuality bill 2009 to Uganda's parliament. The bill, which will be debated within a fortnight and is expected to become law by February, will allow homosexuality to be punishable by death. ... He denied reports that international pressure might result in parts of the bill being toned down. 'We are not going to yield to any international pressure -- we cannot allow people to play with the future of our children and put aid into the game. We are not in the trade of values. We need mutual respect.'"

Read the full article here.

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