Well folks, Uganda has taken a step to improve itself. Read the full article at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/world/africa/uganda-anti-gay-bill/index.html?hpt=wo_c1
The short story is this: Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, was persuaded by his science advisors to sign a bill, instating a law that will imprison people convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" for life. It includes clauses that address if one person is infected with HIV, "serial offenders" and sex with minors. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights is shouting loudly about the injustices this bill will do to the Ugandan people.
I think this is a good first step for Uganda to take. First off, consider the situation African countries are undergoing. AIDS is a big epidemic that is sweeping the African nations and killing many of the citizens. Since HIV and AIDS are closely related, it would be in the country's best interest to protect the remaining citizens to the best of its ability by trying to restrict the conduct that propagates the spread of the illness.
Next, consider the clause discussing conviction against gays who have sex with minors. We're talking minors like those cute elementary school kids you see walking to school or youngsters who might be the age of your middle-school family members. This is a law against pedophilia/ephebophilia(sexual interest in adolescents). Considering our own morals against adults having sex with children, this clause should be a no-brainer, gay or not.
Uganda isn't America. The people are different, the environment is different and the circumstances surrounding the enactment of this law are quite different from the US. Different conditions call for different laws.
Also, consider these questions: Why is it that non-Ugandan organizations and people are protesting this law? What is the point of view from the citizens who form the backbone of the country? What is the U.S.'s intention in interfering and condemning with a sovereign country?
This is an achievement for a country in the international community. To stand up to some of the abuse and condemnation the United States Gay Community will undoubtedly shower on the African country is not an easy feat.