The Uganda bill that has “affectionately” come to be known as the “Kill the Gays” bill has been in-and-out of international news for some time over the past year due to its extreme nature in treating others. Nevertheless, despite EXTREME international protests (and threats by many countries to cut off support to Uganda if they pass the bill) PerezHilton reports that it’s still set to go through and become law this December.
For those of you who haven’t heard about the “Kill the Gays” bill before it is, essentially, just that – a bill that will allow the government to legally kill any gays it deems worth of death rather than life in prison.
How does the government decide which sentence is appropriate for a particular gay person, exactly?
If you’re defined as an “aggravated homosexual” this means you’re committing gay acts as a parent, authority figure, HIV-positive person, pedophile or simple are caught as a repeat offender. “Aggravated homosexuality” is punishable by death.
If you’re simply committing an “offense of homosexuality”, on the other hand, you might get off lighter with simply a sentence of life in prison. “Offense of homosexuality” is defined as any same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship.
How exactly is this bill going through?
Apparently according to Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga the people of Uganada are “demanding it”, and as such the bill is looking to take effect this December as a “Christmas present to the people”.