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Ugandan President On Foreign Aid Threat: ‘Homosexuals Need Electricity Too’

Uganda is resisting western pressure to repeal laws that criminalize homosexuality and is blasting the United States and Great Britain for threatening to withhold foreign aid over the matter. Today Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni decried potential cuts, saying, “Homosexuals also need electricity, homosexuals also need roads, homosexuals also need railways.” Uganda punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison, and lawmakers continue to consider a bill that would allow for the death penalty on second offenses.

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