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15 february 2010 - Jinja, Uganda - Demonstrators during a rally in the industrial city of Jinja, east of the capital Kampala. They carry anti-gay banners and signs with the homophobic messages: "Exit only, Not entrance", "Homosexuality is as ugly as the devil !!! wicked!". David Bahati's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was tabled in Ugandan Parliament on October 2009, and is currently before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament.The bill proposes that a new offence be created in Uganda named "aggravated homosexuality" which would be punishable as a capital offence. The proposals included plans to introduce the death penalty for homosexuals who practiced gay sex with people under 18, with disabled people, when the accused party is HIV-positive, or for those previously convicted of homosexuality-related offences. Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda and punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus