Uganda’s president asks for changes to LGBT bill so identity is not criminalised

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04/26/2023

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has asked lawmakers to make clear in a proposed anti-homosexuality law that it is not criminal to merely identify as gay, as part of an attempt to tone down a bill that has drawn international condemnation. Last month, lawmakers in the east African country overwhelmingly passed the proposed legislation, potentially one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, and sent it to the president for approval.

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