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January 23, 2014

Unsigned Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Still Has Negative Effects

Although Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, has so far refused to sign an anti-LGBT law passed by the legislature in 2013, the negative effects have already become widespread, Inter Press Service (IPS) reports. The law would criminalize homosexual acts. People convicted of “aggravated homosexuality”—which includes same-sex acts with children or by anyone who is HIV positive—could face life in prison. Anecdotal reports of LGBT people with HIV/AIDS being denied health care services are increasing. Local HIV prevention groups are concerned the law might prohibit them from offering their services to LGBT people.

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Greg747, Patchogue, NY, 2014-01-30 14:50:26
I am curious as to the previous writer's comments. They are moving but I don't fully understand. Should we, Americans, not push African countries to not be so awful? Should we sit in silence as our LGBT families are being treated so cruelly? I cannot accept that African culture is so mean, cruel, hurtful if only to spite the colonial west. Why cannot more nations look to the RSA for inspiration? Mssrs Tutu and Mandela celebrate Gay African people. Should not we learn from their example?

Frederick Wright-Stafford, Jacksonille, 2014-01-25 11:51:26
This is one of the stories that break my hearts for many in the American LGBQ community do not understand in some since the more we push on this side of the world that waves could cause lots of pain on the other side. My faith bothers do not understand that utterance of some words can cause death in pack behavior too. Please do not kill the Eunchs for many born that way, man made some that way and other choose that way. We are called to love like Jesus and not set up death camps for humans.

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