Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill reintroduced without death penalty
Uganda’s highly controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been reintroduced by its author, David Bahati, according to the BBC.
The original bill was introduced in 2009 and resulted in international media cry before being shelved in 2011.
Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda, but the bill aims to increase the penalty to life in prison.
Originally, the legislation proposed the death penalty for those who engage in gay sex where one participant is under the age of 18, disabled, or HIV-positive. The death penalty has been removed from the revised version of this bill.
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is not only a threat to gays, but to anyone who is aware of individuals participating in homosexual acts and doesn’t report them to authorities.
Ever since the bill was introduced, gay people in Uganda are increasingly facing harassment and threats.