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Uganda may take up "Kill the Gays" bill this week

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ThinkProgress
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December 4, 2012
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According to today’s Order Paper for the Uganda Parliament, the “Kill The Gays” bill is first up on “Business to Follow,” meaning that it could come up as soon as days, if not hours, from now. Activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who narrowly escaped arrest when Ugandan police raided a gay rights conference in February, is speaking out about the implications of the anti-homosexuality bill. In addition, Sum Of Us is petitioning Pepsi, which has a huge presence in the country, to use its influence to oppose the bill. Passage of this legislation could have severe implications for the safety of LGBT Ugandans and their allies and would be a setback for LGBT equality worldwide.