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Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:56:15 AM »
Via Sky News: http://news.sky.com/story/1185337/uganda-to-punish-homosexuals-with-life-in-jail

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Uganda has passed an anti-homosexuality bill that could see anyone found guilty jailed for life.

Draft legislation drawn up in 2010 had called for the death penalty for anyone who engaged in a homosexual act for a second time, as well as for gay sex where one partner is a minor or has HIV.

The proposal was condemned as "odious" by US President Barack Obama and was dropped from the final version of the bill.

The law must be approved by Ugandan president Yoweri Mugisha before it can take effect.

Homosexuality had already been illegal in Uganda but David Bahati, the politician behind the bill, said tougher laws were needed because gay people from Western countries threatened to destroy Ugandan families.

"This is victory for Uganda. I am glad the parliament has voted against evil," he said.

"Because we are a God-fearing nation, we value life in a holistic way.

"It is because of those values that members of parliament passed this bill regardless of what the outside world thinks."

The new bill, which also criminalises the public promotion of homosexuality, was criticised by Frank Mugisha, the Ugandan gay activist.

"I am officially illegal," he said after the vote.

Well - life inside is probably slightly better than the original idea of the death penalty.
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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 08:45:11 AM »
Why do societies give governments this kind of control? This is insane.
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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 08:52:29 AM »
Different culture. Very hierarchical and very strictly ordered. Not by law, so much, but by tradition.
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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 08:57:37 AM »
What a difference culture makes.  Here in the good old USA, if present trends continue, we'll be sending our married Christian monogamous heterosexuals off to prison.  Especially if they belong to the Tea Party.
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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 09:01:49 AM »
What a difference culture makes.  Here in the good old USA, if present trends continue, we'll be sending our married Christian monogamous heterosexuals off to prison.  Especially if they belong to the Tea Party.
Close enough:  the NYC phys ed teacher who seems to have been discriminated against by the lesbian athletic director of their tony private school for being **gasp** heterosexual and having a wife and children.
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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2013, 02:36:25 PM »


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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2013, 02:40:53 PM »
Close enough:  the NYC phys ed teacher who seems to have been discriminated against by the lesbian athletic director of their tony private school for being **gasp** heterosexual and having a wife and children.

Ah yes.  Just another benefit from that toxic morass known as affirmative action.  Ms. Krieger is simply engaging in her own little affirmative action vendetta.

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Re: Uganda To Punish Homosexuals With Life In Jail
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