- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In Kenya, terrorism and homosexuality are seen as equal threats, said a leader for the country’s ruling party.

“We need to go on and address this issue the way we want to address terrorism. … It’s as serious as terrorism. It’s as serious as any other social evil,” Aden Duale, the majority leader from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee coalition, said Wednesday, Reuters reported.

Mr. Duale’s comment was in response to another legislator, who suggested that gay and lesbian behavior should be outlawed as it is in Uganda.

In Uganda, officials voted to impose life imprisonment for breaking certain laws pertaining to gay sex, Reuters reported.

When contacted by the news agency, Mr. Duale clarified his stance. At least for now, no new laws will be enacted.

“We do not need to go the Uganda way, we have the constitution and the penal code to deal with homosexuality, and so this debate is finished, we will not be enacting any new tougher laws,” he told Reuters.

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