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Uganda “Kill the Gays” Bill Stalled

Uganda “Kill the Gays” Bill Stalled

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Uganda's "kill the gays" bill has stalled in committee and is unlikely to be passed in the current legislative session, according to a GlobalPost.com article citing gay activists in Uganda.

The bill, proposed by Ugandan member of parliament David Bahati, caused an international uproar when it was introduced last October. Activists quickly called on evangelical church leaders to denounce the legislation, which called for the death penalty for gay sex.

The bill has been sitting in the Ugandan Parliament's Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for nearly 10 months and has yet to advance to a vote. Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni distanced himself from the bill in January and called for a government commission to investigate its potential passage.

In May the commission advised that the bill be withdrawn.

Read the full story here.

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