February 24, 2014
LGBT People With HIV in Uganda Face Life in Prison Under Law
Despite widespread international disapproval, Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, has signed an anti-LGBT bill into law passed by the legislature in 2013, CNN reports. The law criminalizes homosexual acts. People convicted of “aggravated homosexuality”—which includes same-sex acts with children or by LGBT people who are HIV positive—could face life in prison. Museveni had backed away from signing the law, but changed his position because he claims Ugandan scientists had determined that homosexuality is a choice.
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