Here Are The Countries Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay

While U.S. states are struggling with the issue of whether or not to allow gay marriage, some countries are more or less banning homosexuality outright.

The president of Uganda just signed a law that allows the government to throw people in jail for life for having gay sex. “Aggravated homosexuality” — having sex with a minor or while HIV-positive — could earn people a life sentence in the small African country.

Reuters has published a map that shows same-sex laws around the world, and the geographical divide between is striking. Some countries can even impose the death penalty for homosexual acts.

Take a look: