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17 February 2010 - Kampala, Uganda - Ugandan worshippers hold a banner "Barack Obama back off' at an anti-gay rally held by religious and political leaders who are fighting homosexuality at Christianity Focus Centre in Kampala's biggest slum, Kisenyi. 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