Uganda Considering Death Penalty For Gays
New legislation in Uganda is proposing stricter rules on homosexuals in the country. A new law is under consideration that would enforce the death penalty for gays and imprisonment for their friends.
Family and friends of gays that fail to report them could face up to 7 years in jail and landlords could face jail time for renting to them as well.
According to the Associated Press, gay rights activists are outraged and believe the bill promotes hatred and could set back efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. They believe that the bill is part of a continent wide backlash because Africa's gay community is becoming more vocal.
Consideration for the new law was sparked after conservative U.S. Christian ministries that promote therapy for gays to become heterosexual visited the country. At least one of the members of the group has condemned the bill as well as other religious leaders in the U.S.
They can't really do this can they? SMH…why won't they just let these people live?!