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Uganda defends anti-gay law at main UN rights forum

By Reuters | Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:08 PM
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* Envoy says law aims to protect youth, vulnerable

* Responds to criticism from U.S., Sweden

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, March 6 (Reuters) - Uganda, under fire from Western nations, defended its toughened law on gays on Thursday as being aimed at "protecting" youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

The legislation, signed last month, strengthened ...

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