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Science Misused to Justify Ugandan Antigay Law

Science  28 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6174, pp. 956
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6174.956

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When Ugandan researchers were asked to advise President Yoweri Museveni on the science of sexual orientation so he could decide whether to sign an antigay law, they tried to explain the science in good faith. But they are now crying foul, claiming that their conclusions were distorted by both the president and his ruling party, and that Museveni would have signed the law no matter what they said.