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British MPs blast Ugandan Antigay Bill

A contingent of 118 members of the British parliament have slammed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill, introduced in last year by a politician with ties to an American evangelical group.

In a motion drafted in part by U.K. gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, the group of MPs called on the Ugandan government to drop the proposed legislation, claiming it violates the African Charter of Human and People's Rights. The motion further calls upon the Ugandan parliament t to decriminalize "same-sex acts between consenting adults in private, and outlawing discrimination against gay people."

"Even if the death penalty is dropped, the Bill will remain unacceptable. It will still violate the equality guarantees of international human rights agreements," Tatchell said in a statement.

David Bahati, a Ugandan MP and author of the so-called kill the gays bill, which calls for the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is a member of the Family, a secretive evangelical group with extensive links to Capitol Hill.

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