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South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Jacob Zuma
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

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Uganda human rights activists challenge anti-gay law in court

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Human rights activists on Tuesday petitioned Uganda's Constitutional Court to challenge the validity of an anti-gay measure that allows severe penalties against homosexuality. The activists - under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law - hope the...

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The PR campaign to whitewash the right’s anti-gay Uganda history

| Sunday, March 9, 2014
Scott Lively
As a communications person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. For the last five years, human rights advocates around the world been discussing how U.S. conservative figures were integrally involved in the creation of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (originally called the “Kill the Gays Bill”).

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Uganda takes ‘moral’ high ground, dismisses U.S. pressure on anti-gay law

| Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s government on Tuesday dismissed calls by U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign an anti-homosexuality law, saying it was determined to protect the country’s “morals” even if that meant losing international aid.

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Uganda president won’t sign anti-gay law without proof gays are not born that way

| Monday, January 27, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday he would sign the country's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born.

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Uganda president blocks controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill and has rebuked Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for failure to follow parliamentary procedures by passing the law without a quorum, reports the Daily Monitor, the leading Ugandan newspaper.

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Uganda archbishop: Gay bishops are ‘spiritual cancer’ that ‘infected’ Anglican church

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
Stanley Ntagali
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the head Uganda’s Anglican Church of Uganda, said that gay bishops are a "spiritual cancer" and do not belong in the Church.

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Judge allows landmark case against anti-gay religious leader to proceed

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Scott Lively
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- In a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law.

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Canada kick starts funding for gay rights initiatives in Uganda

| Friday, March 8, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- A Canadian foreign affairs official acknowledged Friday that there are ongoing efforts to fund grassroots Ugandan LGBTQ advocacy organizations who are battling efforts by the Ugandan Parliament to pass that country’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill.

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Ugandan LGBT counselor arrested for homosexuality, ‘recruiting’ youth

| Tuesday, January 1, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Police in Uganda on Monday arrested and LGBT youth counselor under laws which prohibit unnatural carnal acts — a definition which is widely understood to include homosexuality and "recruiting youth into homosexuality."

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