Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a new law that is one of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws in the world.
The law includes the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ and imposes severe punishments for other offenses related to homosexuality. Western countries, including the United States, have condemned the law and may consider sanctions against Uganda. The law has sparked outrage and concerns about human rights violations. Uganda receives significant foreign aid and may face consequences from donors and investors. The new law has also raised concerns about the country’s fight against HIV, as it could jeopardize efforts to combat the disease.
LGBTQ activists and organizations have criticized the law and its impact on the rights and safety of LGBTQ individuals in Uganda.