Explainer: Why Did Uganda’s Second-Highest Court Uphold the Death Penalty for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality?’

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Researchers [politicalresearch.org] and advocacy groups have long linked Ugandan homophobia with the influence of socially conservative US Christian Evangelical groups in the country. In particular, this theory holds that homosexuality is framed as a Western import, thus fueling its rejection with a post-colonial repulsion to external influence. A 2009 report [politicalresearch.org] for Political Research Associates described the phenomenon.”

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