Uganda bill one of the world's most extreme anti-LGBTQ laws- White House

FILE PHOTO: Uganda considers bill to criminalize identifying as LGBTQ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uganda's anti-gay bill passed on Tuesday is concerning and represents one of the most extreme actions taken against the LGBTQ community in the world, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday

Uganda's parliament passed a law on Tuesday making it a crime to identify as LGBTQ, handing authorities broad powers to target gay Ugandans who already face legal discrimination and mob violence.

(Reporting By Nandita Bose and Jarrett Renshaw)