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Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

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Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. 

Members of Uganda's gay community and gay rights activists celebrate after the constitutional court overturned anti-gay laws during a hearing in Kampala, on August 1, 2014

The legislation was signed by Uganda's veteran President Yoweri Museveni in February, recommending that homosexuals be jailed for life. It also outlawed the promotion of homosexuality and obliged Ugandans to denounce gays to the authorities.

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