Biden administration threatens Uganda with sanctions

Anti-homosexual bill passed 389 to 2

White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby told reporters that Uganda would face economic sanctions from the USA if they enact a pending law against homosexuality.

Uganda passed a law banning homosexuality in 2013, but the Constitutional Court invalidated it in 2014 on a legal technicality. This week, the parliament of Uganda passed a new version by 389 to 2. The law makes homosexual sex acts a major crime. It also outlaws the promotion or encouragement of homosexuality.

Major US allies also ban homosexuality, notably Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE. Other countries include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Singapore.

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