Sweden: Married Ugandan Couple Allowed to Stay

Written by scott on March 1st, 2013

Remember that gay couple from Uganda who met (and married) in Sweden and was threatened with deportation back to the very un-gay-friendly Uganda? Well, Gay Star News has good news:

Lawrence Kaala obtained a residency permit in Sweden yesterday (28 February), after fears he would be deported back to native Uganda with its strict anti-gay laws. Earlier this year, Kaala and his partner Jimmy Sswerwadda legally married in a church, an apparent first for a Ugandan gay couple. But as soon as they married, Sweden’s Migration Board (SMD) issued a deportation order for Kaala.

We’re thrilled for the couple – what a great wedding present!


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