The Ugandan Parliament will once again address a bill that would entail executing or imprisoning LGBT people in the country.
Earlier in the year, Parliament ultimately decided not to act on the bill because of the international uproar that resulted. However, it apparently wasn’t enough. From the Advocate:
Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said a committee will weigh whether to bring the bill to a full vote, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced by Ugandan lawmaker David Bahati in October 2009. The bill could mandate the death penalty or life in prison for people who are identified as gay, or caught engaging in homosexual acts.
This is terrifying. The rest of the world needs to step up NOW and say this is not okay.