Lawmakers in Uganda have passed an anti-gay law that imposes harsh punishments for homosexual acts. Critics say some American evangelists are to blame. Evangelical leader Scott Lively responds. We spent some time this week talking about laws affecting gays and lesbians, both here in the U. Earlier this week, we talked about a controversial bill in Arizona that would have let business owners, based on their religious convictions, deny services to LGBT and other customers.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill punishing people for homosexual "propaganda", an official publication showed Sunday, in a move critics fear will fuel hate crimes. AFP prev next Image 2 of 3 Russian riot police detain anti-gay protesters during a gay pride event in St. Organisations face fines of up to one million rubles and a shutdown of their activity for 90 days for breaches of Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban. In another controversial step, Putin also signed a bill imposing jail terms and fines on those who offend religious believers, seen as a response to last year's anti-Putin stunt by the punk band Pussy Riot in a Moscow cathedral.
It is the will of Allah. In February , the Taliban, who once ruled in Afghanistan, ordered this punishment for three men convicted of sodomy: On Wednesday, the Taleban ordered the execution of three men for sodomy in the southern town of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.