The author of the bill said aid cuts were a price worth paying to preserve his country’s values
‘The West can keep their ‘aid’ to Uganda over homos,’ government spokesman says
Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands have already cut over $26 million in aid
After law enacted outlawing homosexuality
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni called homosexuals “disgusting,” moments after signing a bill bringing into law harsh measures against homosexuality, in an interview with CNN.
Homosexuality was already banned, but new law makes it a crime not to report gay people to authorities
Says it will complicate relations with the U.S. and “will be a step backward for all Ugandans”
Under the new law, gay people will be jailed for life
Calls for better ways to punish “abnormal” people
The law makes ‘aggravated homosexuality’ a crime punishable by life in prison
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