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Uganda activists petition against anti-gay bill

Critics of a proposed Ugandan law that would impose the death penalty for some gays gathered 500,000 signatures calling for the bill’s rejection.

A delegation delivered the petition to Uganda’s parliament.

Speaker of Parliament Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuk says the bill has been presented and soon will be debated.

The proposed bill has sparked protests in London, New York and Washington.

Uganda’s conservative society frowns on homosexuality. One proponent of the bill even showed gay pornographic videos in church to try to garner support.

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