LGBT history in Uganda

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Homosexuality in Uganda was criminalized in 1902.[1] In February 2014, president Yoweri Museveni signed a new law, the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, which provided for tougher penalties for gay people including criminalizing people who did not report them.[2] The new law also covered lesbians for the first time.[2] However, on 1 August 2014, the Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the new law invalid.[3][4][5]


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  2. ^ a b "Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill". BBC News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Uganda anti-gay law challenged in court". The Guardian. AFP. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Uganda court annuls anti-gay law". BBC News. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Uganda constitutional court annuls new anti-gay law". Times LIVE. AFP. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.