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"Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda gains traction

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A "Kill the Gays" Bill (nicknamed courtesy of the sadistic media) is being considered by Uganda's Parliament. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill will impose harsher penalties on those "promoting homosexuality".

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When the anti-homosexuality bill was first created in 2009, it aimed to criminalize homosexuality and proposed using the death penalty for homosexuals, HIV-positive individuals, people with previous convictions and those who've engaged in same-sex sexual activities.

The bill even stated that Ugandans who are caught engaging in same-sex sexual activities outside of Uganda would be brought back and persecuted. Luckily, it was put on hold due to the extreme opposition from leaders in Canada, France, the UK and US.

Unluckily, mounting pressure from Ugandan people forced the President, Yoweri Museveni, to reconsider the law. Earlier this month, the speaker of the Ugandan parliament announced her intention to push the bill as a "Christmas gift to the people".

Parliament will be debating on the bill at the end of this week and it is expected to easily pass. Even if President Museveni chooses to veto the bill, it may be overturned by the assembly. It is the hope (of everyone that has a heart and moral compass) that European countries can once again step in to prevent this bill from passing.