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    As detailed so astutely by BoxTurtleBulletin's Jim Burroway, the proposed law does NOT limit itself to internal Ugandan acts:

    16. Extra- Territorial Jurisdiction.
    This Act shall apply to offenses committed outside Uganda where –

    (a) a person who, while being a citizen of or permanently residing in Uganda, commits an act outside Uganda, which act would constitute an offence under this Act had it been committed in Uganda; or

    (b) the offence was committed partly outside and or partly in Uganda.

    17. Extradition.
    A person charged with an offence under this Act shall be liable to extradition under the existing extradition laws.

    The Extra-Territorially Long Arm of Ugandan Law

    In other words, attending a same-sex wedding in Massachusetts could get a Ugandan citizen extradited for this "crime."

    The law is so heinous because it is so broad and sweeping. Forget about the death penalty, even if it were removed you are still talking about life imprisonment for the crime of falling in love. But the law also punishes straight people who fail to alert the government to the presence of LGBT people. Come out to your family and you make them accessories to your "crimes."

    This is bascially a "never again" movement. It is not hyperbolic to say that this law, even if it is passed without an official death penalty, means a virtually guaranteed witch hunt for gays and lesbians in Uganda. A civilized people could never support such a law or a country that would impose it, so it is not surprising that those who would impose their own "Christian" version of sharia law would support this effort as well. It's disgusting.

    A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

    by CPT Doom on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:36:43 PM PST

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