Uganda Wants Vote On “Kill The Gays” Bill

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By: / October 31, 2012

Uganda’s Speaker of the Parliament not only supports the country’s controversial “Kill the Gays” bill, but she wants to force a vote on the issue.

The Advocate reports that Rebecca Kadaga says she will not “be intimidated” into dropping the bill, which would make “aggravated homosexuality” a crime punishable by death in the East African nation. Countries worldwide have pledged to stop financial aid if Uganda passes the legislation.

Said Kadaga: “If the price of aid is going to be the promotion of homosexuality in this country, I think we don’t want that aid.”

Homosexuality is already illegal in the country, and those convicted of being gay are subject to 14 years in prison.