Minority Groups
Uganda court rejects anti-gay bill
Uganda court rejects anti-gay bill

“Breaking news, I am officially legal.” Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted that news to supporters around the world after Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a law that punished homosexuality with life in jail. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Uganda celebrated the ruling that nullified a law President Obama has called “odious.” But Mugisha’s tweet might be overly optimistic. The court’s move isn't likely to herald a new era of freedom for gay people in Uganda, where homosexuality remains illegal under an anti-sodomy law rooted in colonial times. Gay and lesbian activists said that although the...