Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Challenged

Rights activists in Uganda file a legal petition against the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act

Gay rights activists in Uganda filed a legal petition against the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act, which calls for tougher penalties against gay persons. 
        
The new law strengthens existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.
        
The legislation criminalises lesbianism for the first time and makes it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. 
         
In the same vein, gay rights activist and lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, says the new law contravenes Uganda's constitution. 
 
To read the article titled, “Activists determined to overturn Uganda anti-gay law,” click here.

Source: 
SABC News

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