Ugandan newspaper publishes list of 'top 200 homosexuals'

A Ugandan newspaper has published a list of what it called the country's "top 200" homosexuals, the day after the country's president signed an anti-gay law. The bill toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals.

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Desmond Tutu 'disheartened' by Uganda anti-gay bill

In a statement by Desmond and Leah Tutu, the pair said they were "disheartened" by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's decision to sign an anti-gay bill.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Credit: Press Association.

The statement reads: "When President Museveni and I spoke last month, he gave his word that he would not let the Anti-Homosexuality Bill become law in Uganda. I was therefore very disheartened to hear last week that President Museveni was re-considering his position...

"We must be entirely clear about this: The history of people is littered with attempts to legislate against love or marriage across class, caste and race. But there is no scientific basis or genetic rationale for love. There is only the grace of God.

The statement added: "There is no scientific justification for prejudice and discrimination, ever. And nor is there any moral justification. Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa, among others, attest to these facts."

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