Ugandans challenge anti-homosexuality law

Ugandans challenge anti-homosexuality law
Ugandans challenge anti-homosexuality law

Ugandans challenge anti-homosexuality law

A group of Ugandan politicians and human rights activists have decided to fight in court their country’s new anti-homosexuality law. It is now the law to receive up to a life sentence in Uganda under the charge of “Aggravated Homosexuality.” A person can receive a seven-year prison sentence in Uganda for “aiding and abetting homosexuality". Melissa Minor Peters is an anthropologist. Her recent Northwestern University dissertation was on Uganda’s LGBT community. Melissa believes her work is the only of its kind and she’ll give us her in-depth analysis of the situation. (Photo: Flickr/LUIS VALTUEÑA)