The Bill proposes tough new penalties for same-sex relationships, which were arrived at after hours of bickering in the House.

The death penalty was revised from a previously proposed punishment of 10 years imprisonment according to the Daily Monitor.

In the enacted Bill, aggravated homosexuality is defined as homosexuality on persons under the age of 14 or over the age of 75.

Other persons considered victims are persons living with a disability or mental illness, persons suffering from a terminal illness, or the offender is a parent, guardian, or serial offender.


The proposed punishments are presently awaiting President Museveni’s signature before becoming law.

In Uganda, homosexuality is already illegal, and it was unclear what new penalties had been agreed upon.

According to the Criminal Act Code, every person charged guilty of the offense faces 14 years’ in jail.



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