Lawmaker: Uganda anti-gay bill does not contain death penalty provision; to be voted on soon

Associated Press
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November 30, 2012
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The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for gay people said Friday that a new version of the proposed legislation doesn’t contain the death penalty. Parliamentarian David Bahati said the bill, which is expected to be voted on next month, had “moved away from the death penalty after considering all the issues that have been raised.” Jail terms are prescribed for various "offenses," he said, offering no details. The most recent version of the bill hasn’t been publicly released.