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Ugandan President to Soften Antigay Bill


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is expected to step in and soften the country's proposed antigay bill that calls for the punishment of gays by death or life in prison.

The announcement that Museveni would intervene comes after weeks of international criticism over the bill.

"We should not have an extreme position. The president will harmonize the two sides and address the concerns of the Europeans and our other development partners," Museveni's spokesman said in a statement.

The bill has yet to be debated in Ugandan parliament, and despite news earlier this month that the death penalty and life imprisonment would be removed from the "kill the gays" bill, that has yet to happen.

The bill pushes for violent conversion therapies for gays and lesbians.

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