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Ugandan LGBTQ Activists Challenge New Anti-Homosexuality Law

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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Ugandan LGBTQ activists filed a lawsuit in the nation’s Constitutional Court challenging a new law that provides for violators to be sentenced to lengthy prison sentences or even death. Ten individuals and a civil rights organization filed a petition for the Anti-Homosexuality Act to be struck down because it criminalizes consensual same-sex relations, Richard Smith Lusimbo, one of the applicants said Tuesday by email from the capital, Kampala. The challenge was filed after President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed off on the legislation, which lawmakers had approved on May 2....

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