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White House: Uganda Takes Step Backward by Signing Gay Legislation

The White House sharply criticized Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday for signing legislation that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality, calling it a step backward.   The new law strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for “aggravated homosexuality,” including sex with a minor or while HIV positive.   “Instead of standing on the side of freedom, justice, and equal rights for its people, today,...

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