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Uganda's Museveni signs anti-gay bill

Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:57 GMT
Author: Reuters
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ENTEBBE, Uganda, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday an anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals, defying warnings from the United States that relations could be complicated by the new rules.

Museveni's signature will please a staunchly conservative local constituency that is vehemently opposed to homosexuality, but risks alienating Western aid donors.

Museveni signed the bill during a press conference at State House in Entebbe, close to the capital Kampala. (Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Drazen Jorgic)

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