Thursday, April 8, 2010

Uganda's Anti-homosexuality Bill

via National Association of Social Workers of Uganda 

(who support this atrocious bill, by the way)

Statement On The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009

 The object of the Bill is: "to establish a comprehensive consolidated legislation to protect the traditional family by prohibiting (1) any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex; and (2) the promotion or recognition of such sexual relations in public institutions and other places through or with the support of any Government entity in Uganda or any non-governmental organization inside or outside the country".

Read the rest.

Leading African clergy, jurists and civil society groups call on Uganda to stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Press Release:

March 31, 2009
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill provides for severe punishment, inclusive imprisonment, for those engaging in same sex relations, as well as for members of the public who fail to report such activities to the authorities. The original draft also provides for the death penalty and life imprisonment. The Bill has already gone through the first reading in Parliament and is now before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

“We are very concerned that it could become law within a few weeks or months”, said Adrian Jjuuko, Coordinator of Uganda's Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

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