In 1950, Uganda's first modern law criminalizing same sex sexual relations
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When it happened
In 1950, Uganda got its first modern law criminalizing same sex sexual relations under section 145 of the Penal Code Act cap 120.
The section outlawed any unnatural offences which were described to be any sexual acts against the order of nature.
The sentence once convicted was of up to life imprisonment. However, this section has faced serious enforcement challenges owing to the regressive, discriminative and intrusive nature of the law.