Long Awaited Day: Parliament Kicks Off Debate To Pass Anti Homosexuality Law

Long Awaited Day: Parliament Kicks Off Debate To Pass Anti Homosexuality Law

By Spy Uganda

Uganda’s parliament has kicked off debate where MPs will be voting on anti-gay legislation which proposes tough new penalties for the bogus homosexual acts.

Under the proposed law, anyone in the conservative East African nation who engages in same-sex activity or who identifies publicly as LGBTQ could face up to 10 years in prison.

“The Anti-Homosexuality Bill is ready and will be tabled (put) before parliament for a vote this afternoon,” said Robina Rwakoojo, chair of the legal and parliamentary affairs committee, which has been studying the legislation.


“We have heard from the supporters of the bill and those against it and we have made our recommendations for consideration by the plenary,” Rwakoojo said before Parliament kicked off.

Discussions about the bill in parliament have frequently been laced with homophobic rhetoric, with President Yoweri Museveni last week referring to gay people as “these deviants.”


“Homosexuals are deviations from normal. Why? Is it by nature or nurture? We need to answer these questions,” the 78-year-old said.

“We need a medical opinion on that. We shall discuss it thoroughly.”

Now, what awaits is parliament passing this law today; follow the proceeding below;



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