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A law proposed in Uganda would make it a crime to identify as LGBTQ+

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Uganda may criminalize LGBTQ+ identity, with 10yr jail & bans on same-sex relations/marriages. Impact?
A law proposed in Uganda would make it a crime to identify as LGBTQ+

Uganda’s parliament is considering a law which would make it a crime to identify as LGBTQ+. Uganda already bans homosexual sex, but human rights organisation Human Rights Watch believes this would be the first time an African country could make it illegal to identify as LGBTQ+.

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The proposed law would carry jail penalties of up to 10 years. It would also criminalise performing a marriage ceremony for LGBTQ+ people and promoting or aiding same-sex relations in any way. It comes after months of increasingly hostile language from the government towards the LGBTQ+ community as well as a recent spate of arrests and a rise in anti-LGBTQ+ violence.

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