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Uganda politicians celebrate passing of anti-gay laws

President Museveni's supporters revel in new anti-gay laws passed despite pressure from US, EU, western donors and rights groups<p>Uganda's president hassigned a controversial law allowing those convicted of homosexuality to be imprisoned for life, defying international disapproval from western donor …

Obama: Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Would Mark Step Backward

<i>BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America's valued relationship with the East African nation.<p>In a written statement, Obama says …

US influence helps draft Uganda anti-gay bill

Rachel Maddow shows the connection between American right=wing evangelicals and an extreme anti-gay law newly passed in Uganda.

U.S. re-examining relationship with Uganda after anti-gay law

The Obama administration says it is reassessing its relationship with Uganda after that its president, Yoweri Museveni, signed into law a bill that …

Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights.<p>But Ugandan officials and parliamentarians, including David Bahati, …

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Uganda: how campaigners are preparing to counter the anti-gay bill

LGBT campaigners and development agencies tell us what their next steps are after President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-homosexuality bill<p>Earlier this week president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, did what LGBT rights campaigners, HIV/Aids workers and human rights organisations feared for years: passed …

How US evangelical missionaries wage war on gay people in Uganda – video

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has approved a law that will see people convicted of homosexuality in Uganda jailed for life. In these extracts from director Roger Ross Williams' documentary God Loves Uganda, undercover filming by a Boston-based Anglican priest, Kapya Kaoma, shows how anti-gay …

Branson to boycott Uganda over law - CNN Video

Uganda donors cut aid after president passes anti-gay law

Norway and Denmark cut aid, while others including US review budgets over law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality<p>Once regarded as an example of enlightened African leadership, Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, is currently something of an international pariah. His decision to sign a bill …

White House Removes Petition Asking Obama To 'Tell Uganda To Go F*ck Themselves'

Uganda's anti-gay laws have received harsh criticism from plenty of Americans. But comedian Eugene Mirman wants President Obama to stop beating around the bush and tell the country in no uncertain terms what he thinks of its policies.<p>And thanks to We the People, the White House website's civilian …

Uganda Shrugs Off Aid Cuts After Outlawing Homosexuality

Uganda’s government said Thursday that it’s not concerned about threats by the United States and other countries to cut aid after it enacted …

Uganda Punishing Gays: 'Sodomy Is Not A Human Right' Says Evangelical Leader

Lawmakers in Uganda have passed an anti-gay law that imposes harsh punishments for homosexual acts. Critics say some American evangelists are to blame. Evangelical leader Scott Lively responds.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We spent some time …

Uganda Ethics Minister: homosexual behavior is ‘repugnant’

Homosexual behavior is “repugnant to the lives of the people of Uganda,” Simon Lokodo, the Minister for Ethics and Integrity, told CNN’s Hala Gorani, sitting in for Christiane Amanpour, on Wednesday.<p>A Ugandan bill passed by parliament in December would punish gay and lesbian people with lengthy …

Uganda throws a party to celebrate passing of anti-gay law

At a stadium in Kampala, 30,000 Ugandans gathered to give thanks to the president, Yoweri Museveni, for passing the anti-homosexuality act. Monday's event combined the fanfare of a mass political meeting with the party atmosphere of a cultural festival.<p>“There is a fundamental misunderstanding …

'Who Am I to Judge': Will the Pope Condemn Homophobia in Uganda?

The country's leaders are invoking Africa's most prominent saints in their campaign against homosexuality.<p>On Monday, thousands of Ugandans rallied in Kampala to celebrate the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a law targeting Uganda's LGBT community with harsh legal sanctions and …

Obama's Kony 2014 hunt totally forgets a bigger conflict in Uganda and beyond

In sending troops after one man, it's as if Washington has learned the lessons of a failed viral YouTube video rather than genocide<p>Uganda’s most acclaimed musician, Jose Chameleone, is holding his annual concert here this weekend, almost exactly two years after the famous the famous Kony 2012 video …