Following President Jonathan‘s signing of the same sex bill, Uganda has followed suit.
On Monday 24th February 2014, President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-gay bill into law. The law is aimed at criminalizing all homosexual relations; offenders face a 14-year jail term while more convictions may lead to life sentences.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke to one of Uganda’s gay rights activists Pepe Julian via a telephone conversation from the nation’s capital city Kampala.
She revealed that members of the gay community are afraid of losing their lives and would rather take their lives than live under the law.