It looks as though the highly controversial “Kill The Gays” law in Uganda is about to become a reality. The law has been debated in parliament for the last two days, and an affirmative vote is expected in the next 24 hours. The bill calls for making homosexuality illegal and punishable by the death penalty.
Of course, this has resulted in a vast amount of protests and uproar from the international community and those in Uganda, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping the bill from being passed. The bill will increase the penalty for “homosexual acts” from 14 years to life. It will also proposes that “aggravated homosexuality” – when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a “serial offender” – is punishable by death. Though the Ugandan government has said that the “death penalty” is being removed from the bill, but we haven’t seen evidence of that.
What would you do if your sexual orientation were suddenly punishable by death?