PBS NewsHour

Uganda gays face life in prison under law

Clip: 06/15/2014 | 8m 58s

For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country’s “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of “aggravated homosexuality” face life in prison. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kampala.

Aired: 06/15/14

Rating: NR

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