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Uganda Drops Death Penalty for Gays

Sometimes, an international outcry works: Uganda will drop the death penalty and life imprisonment as punishment for homosexuality in an anti-gay bill that will be presented to the country’s parliament in two weeks. However, the anti-gay bill will go forward—now with the support of religious leaders who opposed the most extreme punishments. The Ugandan government supports the bill because it says homosexuality is “repugnant to the Ugandan culture."

December 9, 2009 9:45 AM