In Uganda, being gay could soon lead to life imprisonment. That country’s parliament passed a long-discussed bill on Friday that carries strict punishment on homosexuality. It now awaits the signature of President Yoweri Museveni.
The bill, which is actually called the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, has been heavily criticised since its introduction in 2009. It quickly picked up the name ‘The Kill the Gays Bill’ because of a a provision that would apply the death penalty to certain homosexual acts.