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Uganda Parliament passes anti-gay bill

Posted by Will O'Bryan
December 20, 2013 10:15 AM |
“I am officially illegal.” --Frank Mugisha, head of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), following the Ugandan Parliament’s passage of a bill that, while no longer including the death penalty, allows for life imprisonment for those who do not report gay people to authorities. (BBC) (Photo by Julian Vankim/Metro Weekly)  “I am glad the Parliament has voted against evil. … Because we ... [Read]

“Today’s ruling is a significant victory for human rights everywhere but most especially for LGBTI Ugandans who are seeking accountability from those orchestrating our persecution.” Frank Mugisha, director of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), as quoted in an Aug. 15 statement issued by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The New York-based CCR filed suit on SMUG’s behalf in ... [Read]