BREAKING: President of Uganda signs anti-gay bill, establishes life imprisonment for homosexuality
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has officially signed into law a measure that makes some “homosexual acts” punishable by life in prison. While homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda, the new law toughens punishments for LGBT people and same-sex affection pretty much across the board.
At the public signing of the bill Monday, a defiant Museveni declared that he would not allow the West to impose its values on Uganda.
“We have been disappointed for a long time by the conduct of the West, the way you conduct yourselves there,” he told CNN’s Zain Verjee in Entebbe. “Our disappointment is now exacerbated because we are sorry to see that you live the way you live, but we keep quiet about it. Now you say ‘you must also live like us’ – that’s where we say no.”
Dammit, dammit, dammit.