ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday an anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals, defying warnings from the United States that relations could be complicated by the new rules.
Museveni's signature will please a staunchly conservative local constituency that is vehemently opposed to homosexuality, but risks alienating Western aid donors.
Museveni signed the bill during a press conference at State House in Entebbe, close to the capital Kampala.
(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Drazen Jorgic)
- Politics & Government
- President Yoweri Museveni