Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is apoplectic that Arizona's "religious liberties" bill looks like it's going down in flames, attacking "the Left's propaganda machine," which he says is "in full force, cranking out one distortion...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Uganda President Yowri Museveni criminalized being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). You can get 14 years in prison just for being LGBT. Life imprisonment awaits those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality.” Today,...Show More Summary
People around the world responded to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s new anti-gay law. Below is a list of reactions from various sectors. On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Show More Summary
A new law requires parents, teachers and doctors to report known gays to the government.
Things are looking grim in Uganda right now, where President Yoweri Museveni just signed a bill that will make life pretty miserable for LGBT people, their friends and family. Homosexuality was already against the law in Uganda, but the new bill will increase penalties to life imprisonment. It will also make it a crime to not […]
Yesterday, Uganda's president made "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life in prison ; today, a tabloid has printed a list of Ugandans it says are gay. The Red Pepper headline reads, "EXPOSED! Uganda's 200 Top Homos Named," per CNN. The AP adds that the list, which was accompanied by some photos, includes...
The Red Pepper tabloid of Uganda posted a list of the “top” 200 homosexual offenders in the country in what protestors are calling a gay witch hunt. Just one day after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed what is becoming known as the anti-gay law, the newspaper put their list on the front page. Show More Summary
Three countries have made moves restricting AID to Uganda after President Museveni's signing of the anti-gay bill, Al Jazeera reports: The Netherlands froze a $9.6m subsidy to Uganda's legal system, arguing that "if the judiciary is to enforce such laws,...
A Ugandan newspaper published a list of the country’s supposed “200 top” gay citizens on Tuesday, following enactment of a law outlawing homosexuality. The Red Pepper, a tabloid based in the capital city Kampala, printed the list of names, some with photographs, beneath the headline “EXPOSED!”, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary
While U.S. states are struggling with the issue of whether or not to allow gay marriage, some countries are more or less banning homosexuality outright. The president of Uganda just signed a law that allows the government to throw people in jail for life for having gay sex. Show More Summary
Emboldened by President Museveni's signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, Uganda's Red Pepper tabloid on Tuesday published a list of 'Uganda's 200 Top Homos'. It is not the first time the tabloid has done it. Back in October 2010, another tabloid...
Uganda quietly signed a broad, sweeping anti-pornography bill last week.
IF UGANDA'S president, Yoweri Museveni, felt any qualms about signing Africa's most draconian anti-gay legislation on February 24th, he did not show them. The law introduces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for those convicted of homosexuality and requires Ugandans to report anyone they suspect of being gay. Show More Summary
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s Uganda Tabloid Prints List Of ‘top’ Homosexuals - -
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.
Well, yesterday morning it appeared that Uganda’s awful President would delay the signing of its reprehensible proposed law making being gay illegal. Forced, it appeared by the power of moral condemnation of the international community — including the American government. Appeared being the operative word.
Uganda’s president signed an anti-gay law which will punish “serial offenders” of “aggravated” homosexuality with life imprisonment … [New York Times] … and why the United States knows this, yet might just leave Uganda be. [Think Progress] A Montana judge has admitted he was wrong (an understatement) to tell a 14-year-old rape victim that she [...]
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda speaks at the London Summit on Family Planning in July 2012. DFID-UK Department for International Development (CC-BY-SA) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made homosexuality a crime potentially punishable...Show More Summary
Secretary of State john Kerry released a statement today following Ugandan President Museveni's signing of the 'Anti-Homosexuality Act', penalizing homosexuality with life imprisonment. Said Kerry in the statement: This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care...