Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

Uganda has announced plans to implement a death penalty for homosexuality, saying it would help curb the rise of “unnatural sex” in the country.

According to the Independent, the bill — informally known as “Kill the Gays” — was nullified five years ago, but it could now be resurrected within weeks.

“Homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans, but there has been a massive recruitment by gay people in schools, and especially among the youth, where they are promoting the falsehood that people are born like that,” the country’s ethics and integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.