What You Need to Know About Gambia’s New Jail The Gays Law

AfricaSeptember 12, 2014 – Reported by Care2.com – Gambia has followed in Uganda’s footsteps by passing a new law that could sentence gay people to life in prison.

The legislation, which was passed by Gambia’s National Assembly in late August, enshrines the crime of “aggravated homosexuality” into Gambian law. The term, which first cropped up in this form in Uganda’s now nullified anti-homosexuality legislation, makes those who are repeatedly convicted for homosexuality liable to serving a life sentence.

The legislation would also make it a crime to have sex with someone of the same sex if you have HIV, apparently with no regard to whether or not proper precautions were taken against transmission. The Associated Press reports that drafts of the legislation obtained by the press would also appear to further criminalize consensual homosexual acts between adult men if one of them has a physical disability, among other provisions…

via What You Need to Know About Gambia’s New Jail The Gays Law | Care2 Causes.

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