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By Zola Boyd, Courier Staff Writer
California's Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage, pales in comparison to a bill before Uganda's parliament. The bill goes beyond taking away gay rights, but proposes punishing some homosexuals with the death penalty just for being homosexual.
Under the proposed bill, life imprisonment is the minimum punishment for anyone convicted of having gay sex. Having gay sex with disabled people and those under the 18 could bring the death penalty, as is the case if the accused is HIV positive or a repeated "offender."