Uganda’s Parliament Advances ‘Kill Gays’ Bill

Uganda’s parliament has “voted to reopen a debate on a bill that seeks to outlaw homosexuality that may be expanded to include the death penalty for gay people,” Bloomberg is reporting. “The legislation will be sent to the relevant session committee for consideration, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga told lawmakers today in a televised debate from the capital, Kampala.” The bill was initially championed by the American religious far right — most prominently the secretive group The Family, also known as the Fellowship — but many conservatives backed away from publicly supporting the measure in the wake of the international controversy and congressional pressure to abandon the measure.