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Equality, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

imagesA vicious battle is being waged in Uganda for the human rights of gay men and women. But the players are not who you might expect.

Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill in February criminalizing homosexuality with penalties of up to life in prison. Though not a significant issue in the past, the attitude toward gay people in Uganda changed drastically in 2009 when legislation proposing the death penalty for homosexuality was introduced. Gay Ugandans already experience violence, death threats, and what is known as “correctional rape.” And though bigotry and hatred toward gays has been exhibited by thousands of Ugandans, some suggest it is in fact American Evengelicals who are leading the attack on gay people in Uganda.
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