Gregory BranchMay 12, 2010 06:43Updated May 30, 2010 13:32
KAMPALA, Uganda — The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which calls for the death penalty in some cases, suffered a serious setback when a government committee advised that it be withdrawn from parliament.
The fate of the controversial legislation hangs in the balance with powerful forces both for and against the bill.
The legislation provoked an international uproar when it was proposed to parliament in October 2009. In addition to executions, it threatens long jail terms to anyone, including family members, who does not report homosexuals to the police.