Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Reintroduced in Parliament Today

Warren Throckmorton and the Associated Press are reporting that Uganda’s infamous kill-the-gays bill has been reintroduced in Parliament.

The bill stalled last year in the face of international pressure, including condemnation from the U.S. State Department, but its backers have never given up. The legislation and the violent anti-gay rhetoric promoted by its supporters have been part of a wave of anti-gay campaigns in Africa backed by American anti-gay evangelicals. That campaign has had deadly consequences: just over a year ago, Ugandan gay-rights activist David Kato was murdered. It is not clear how quickly the legislation will move through parliament.