Will Ugandan lawmakers move ahead with death penalty for gays?

 Mourners attend the funeral of murdered gay activist David Kato on January 28, 2011. Photo:  MARC HOFER/AFP/Getty Images

Uganda is once again in the international spotlight, and not for the right reasons. The infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was dropped by the cabinet last year has resurfaced. Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda. “It would introduce the death sentence for anyone caught engaging in homosexual acts for the second time, as well as for gay sex where one partner is a minor or has HIV,” as this report by AFP explains. It also prescribes the imprisonment of family members, employers, or landlords who do not report “offenders” to the police.

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