Ugandan MPs approve anti-gay law with death penalty provisions

A harsh new Ugandan anti-gay law, whose provisions include the death penalty in some circumstances, will turn the country’s entire LGBTQ community into fugitives in fear for their lives, activists say.

The law, approved by an almost unanimous vote by cheering MPs in the Ugandan parliament this week, is part of a larger “culture war” promoted by U.S. evangelical Christians and Russian diplomats in Africa, the activists say.

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