Uganda’s Hate on the Gays Bill is known as the “Kill the Gays bill.” Their proposal would criminalize same sex relations by either defining the ‘criminality’ as “aggravated homosexuality” where the offender would receive the death penalty — or the other option is “the offense of homosexuality” whereas the offender would receive life in prison. Newspapers encouraged listing names and addressees of homosexuals, and asked other Ugandans to identify more in the gay community for their witch hunt.
Just out in the news, which should give you a feel of how the gay community is disrespected in Uganda — and please note that this is 2012, because Uganda seems to be lost in time:
The new Archbishop of Uganda has been announced as the Rt Rev Stanley Ntagali, who has spoken out against the death penalty for people convicted of homosexuality in the African state while also calling the sexual orientation “categorically unacceptable”.
But, he added: “I think the death penalty is not acceptable. I think taking someone to jail for a period of time would be sufficient”.
To read about U.S. ties to Uganda’s extreme anti-gay bill read this article at Crooks and Liars.
GSec welcomes all Ugandan officials to the war their elected officials created but the group aims to win.