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12 May 2011

Uganda drops gay death penalty

Advocates of an anti-gay bill in Uganda have removed a disciplinary clause that called for hanging people who have consensual gay sex.

Advocates of the Ugandan anti-gay bill plan to go ahead despite international condemnation.

The bill was scheduled for debate on Wednesday, which is the last day of the current parliament, but was dropped from the agenda. It will apparently be debated in a special session on Friday, but if not, it can be reintroduced when the new parliament convenes.

 
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