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Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t support decriminalizing ‘homosexual acts’ in Liberia

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, said she didn’t favor the decriminalization of “homosexual acts” in her country Monday during an interview with The Guardian. In Liberia, “homosexual acts” are currently punishable by one year in jail. However, pending legislation would increase penalities; making in same-sex relationships…

Uganda bill punishes homosexuality with life in prison

A Ugandan member of parliament has reintroduced a bill that increases criminal penalties for some homosexual acts, but dropped a provision that allows homosexuals to be executed by the state. Parliamentarian David Bahati on Tuesday reintroduced the so-called “kill the gays” bill that he had first introduced in 2009. It…