According to Ms. Magazine, an anti-gay bill has been reintroduced in Uganda by David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament.
In 2009, when the bill was first introduced, it called “for the death penalty in cases of ‘aggrevated homosexuality,’ for engaging in same sex relations with someone who is HIV positive and life imprisonment for having sex with someone of the same sex.”
Bahati is willing to eliminate the death penalty provision.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was dropped from Parliament’s agenda in May because it was condemned by the president, Secretary of State, members of Congress and human rights groups.
Recently, tensions have risen in Uganda, and gay people have been the target. Fearing for their lives, Ugandans have fled to Kenya.
Many countries in Africa have made being gay illegal. South Africa is the exception, since it recognizes gay marriage.
For more information on Ugandans fleeing to Kenya read this.