Uganda president signs anti-LGBTQIA+ law that includes death penalty
MAY 29, 2023
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni signed the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 into law Monday. The law authorizes the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” which includes same-sex relations with a vulnerable person, a person under 18, or when the actor is HIV positive. The bill also sets a term of life in prison for anyone convicted of “homosexuality,” which constitutes all other same-sex relations.