Uganda’s Anglican bishops row with Church of England over same-sex blessing
09 March 2023 | 10:44 am
The Anglican Church is one of a global group of signatories to sharply criticize a decision by the Church of England to allow the blessing of same-sex couples.
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Uganda's new and stricter laws to punish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer people puts draconian restrictions on the media and advocates for LGBTQ rights, too.
The new anti-gay legislation in the East African country would mean long prison terms or even death for people who identify as LGBTQ.
Uganda has seen a new wave of hatred and “anti-gay” demonstrations sweep through the country since January... after a case of suspected paedophilia in a school became a pretext to condemn the entire LGBT community.
Uganda has seen a new wave of hatred and “anti-gay” demonstrations sweep through the country since January after a case of suspected paedophilia in a school became a pretext to condemn the entire LGBT community. Homosexuality is illegal in the country and punishable by imprisonment.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni did not sign into law a controversial bill against homosexuality that would prescribe the death penalty in some cases. He has called for minor changes to the proposed legislation.
The Ugandan parliament has passed one of the world's strictest anti-LGBT+ bills. Some provisions were toned down, but the legislation still includes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts.
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