British and Canadian Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Stephen Harper join the crusade against Uganda's anti-gay bill
Gordon Brown has been caught up in a gay rights row rocking the Commonwealth.
The British Prime Minister had an uncomfortable encounter with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who is facing an angry backlash over legislation to introduce the death penalty for homosexuals.
The bill is currently before Uganda’s parliament and is designed to strengthen colonial-era laws that already criminalize gay sex.
Officials said Mr Brown - who was seated next to President Museveni at an official banquet for Commonwealth leaders in Trinidad on Friday - had made his opposition to the proposal clear.
Gay rights campaigners say Uganda should be thrown out of the 53-nation Commonwealth group of nations unless it backtracks on the anti-gay law.