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Uganda Appeals Overturn Of Anti-gay Law - Yahoo News

"The law was not intended to victimise gay people, it was for the common good." Branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups but popular domestically, the six-month old law which ruled that homosexuals would be jailed for life was scrapped on a technicality by the constitutional court on August 1. The legislation, signed by Uganda's veteran President Yoweri Museveni in February, also outlawed the promotion of homosexuality and obliged Ugandans to denounce gays to the authorities. Judges ruled it had been passed in December without the necessary quorum of lawmakers in parliament.
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PHOTO GALLERY: LGBT Ugandans celebrate gay pride - Yahoo News

Sponsors of the law, which called for jail terms up to life for people convicted of homosexuality, plan to reintroduce it later this month. Some attendees wore masks to conceal their identities. But this parade was about daring to enjoy themselves and celebrating their measure of victory.
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Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's death - Yahoo News

Jenise was last seen when she went to bed on the night of Aug. 2.
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