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||Strict Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ bills signed into law
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has signed some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws in the world, according to CNN.
The bill includes the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which includes sex with a minor, having sex while HIV-positive and incest.
The bill criminalizes sex education for the LGBTQ+ community and makes it illegal not to expose what it calls perpetrators of aggravated homosexuality to the police. It calls for "rehabilitation"involving the discredited practice known as conversion therapyfor LGBTQ+ offenders.
"The United States is deeply troubled by Uganda's passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a law that undermines the human rights, prosperity, and welfare of all Ugandans," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
Museveni sent the bill back to parliament for revisions earlier this year. The latest version of the bill passed earlier this month.
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