This is criminal, unjust, horrifying and it's actually happening this year. We are stunned.
Despite international criticism, Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga (above) says her country's "Kill The Gays" Bill will become law by December because most Ugandans "are demanding it."
The law will redefine the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories (aggravated homosexuality and the offense of homosexuality), and assigning new, outrageous penalties to these "crimes."
"Aggravated homosexuality" is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.
"Offense of homosexuality’" includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.
Several European countries have threatened to cut aid to Uganda if it passes. Still, somehow the Speaker considers the passage of this Bill a "Christmas gift" to the population.
How the majority of a nation could approve these laws is beyond our comprehension.
Our whole hearts go out to Uganda’s LGBT community. Their story is truly tragic.
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