Aggravated homosexuality includes homosexuality committed by HIV-positive persons, parents, figures of authority, or on minors. The offense of homosexuality includes sexual acts of the same-sex and involvement in same-sex marriages. The Ugandan’s extent of the behavior’s disapproval exhibits itself in the assertions that the proposed bill also covers Ugandans living outside of Uganda and engaging in homosexuality (Malone 6). It further proposes that aggravated homosexuality be punishable by life imprisonment while the offense of homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years jail term.
In the US, there is a split among the public over the same-sex marriage issue. A survey shows that 58% of Americans propose that homosexuality is accepted by society. This is more so among the younger generation than the elderly. An example of tolerance to homosexuality was exhibited through a press release from the US White House stating that the US should oppose the Ugandan draft law intending to criminalize homosexuality (Eleveld 1).
In conclusion, the two States view homosexuality differently, with the Ugandans tending to preserve their African traditional cultures, while the US is more democratic in listening to the people’s demands. Sexual Morality in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
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Malone, Barry. Uganda's "kill the gays" bill shelved again. Reuters, 13 May 2011. Print.
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