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The Deadline on Whether to Pass Uganda’s Controversial Bill is Up

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has meet lawmakers from his party to discuss a strict anti-LGBTQ bill before a deadline to sign it, veto it or send it back to parliament for revisions. While more than 30 African countries, including Uganda, already ban same-sex relationships, the new law passed in March appears to be the first to outlaw merely identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ), Human Rights Watch said. Lawmakers in neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania have recently called for similar measures in their countries. Human rights activists and the United States government say the bill is among the harshest pieces of legislation to target sexual minorities anywhere in the world.