Death penalty to remain in Ugandan anti-gay bill

Posted on 14 Dec 2009 at 2:45pm

Despite reports last week that a clause in a new law being considered in Uganda imposing the death penalty on repeat offenders accused of homosexuality, TheAdvocate.com reports today that the death sentence remains part of the proposed legislation.

David Bahati, main sponsor of the bill, has presented the measure to the Ugandan parliament will be debated within the next two weeks and is expected to become law by February.

Bahati told the U.K. paperĀ  The Guardian he would not cave to international pressure to tone down the bill’s sentencing provisions, saying the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” is necessary to “stop the recruitment and secure the future of our children.”

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