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Uganda court strikes down antigay law opposed by scientists

Deputy News Editor

An antigay law passed earlier this year in Uganda despite the protests of activists and scientists has been nullified by one of the nation’s courts, which ruled that the legislation had been improperly approved by the country’s Parliament. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni had justified the law by citing findings from a special scientific committee on homosexuality convened by the government, even though, as Science reported in February, researchers on that panel said their work was being misrepresented and several resigned in protest. The legislation could be passed again, or the government may appeal the ruling to the country’s Supreme Court.

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