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Anti-Gay bill signed in Uganda

  • Uganda's president signed an anti-gay bill, holding penalties for homosexual sex. Yoweri Museveni said the bill is necessary since the "careless Western groups" had attempted to recruit children into homosexuality. 

    The bill was signed at the president's residence and in front of journalists, officials and scientists who proved that genetics play no role in homosexuality. 

    "We Africans never seek to impose out view on others," he said. "If only they could let us alone." First time offenders would be sentenced to 14 years in prison and "aggravated homosexuality" would lead to life in prison.

    "The president is making this decision because he has never met an openly gay person," a Ugandan gay activist said. "That disappoints me."

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