Two gay men from Uganda are to remain in Sweden in order to ensure their safety, the Swedish Migration Board ruled this week. Swedish resident Jimmy Sserwadda and his partner Lawrence Kaala have claimed to be the first gay couple from Uganda ever to have been legally married. The two have been residing in Stockholm since marrying in a local church early in the year. However, Kaala learned shortly after the wedding that he was facing deportation to his homeland after his application was denied, despite the fact that Sserwadda’s had been approved. And it wasn’t the first time the couple had dealt with adversity in their relationship, as they had been separated prior for an extended period due to persecution under Uganda’s notorious anti-gay laws.
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