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United States Threatens Uganda With Sanctions Over “Anti-LGBT” Bill

The United States may issue a form of sanctions on Uganda over its recent “anti-LGBT” bill. Uganda’s Parliament has passed a bill that would outlaw homosexuality in a variety of ways. The intention is to protect their country from nefarious forces, both from the inside and outside. This bill has been met with condemnation from large swaths of the western world. LGBT activists inside the country fear this bill will affect large groups of people who will become criminalized overnight. Other countries, especially in the Muslim world, have similar laws on their books. These countries, however, do not get much condemnation. This is mostly due to their economic importance (fossil fuels) and also the Muslim faith which is sort of a shield from criticism.

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Uganda parliament passes law criminalizing identifying as LGBTQ | CNN

Uganda Anti-Homosexuality bill: Life in prison for saying you’re gay – BBC News

Uganda: Türk urges President not to sign shocking anti-homosexuality bill | OHCHR

UGNEWS24 – Anti-gay law: Uganda daring the West?

Uganda’s new anti-homosexuality law bans identification as LGBTQ | LGBTQ News | Al Jazeera

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