Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Finally Dead?

Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, internationally-denounced legislation that would have prescribed all Ugandan gays to be put in jail for life, would have required reporting to the government anyone suspected of being homosexual within 24 hours, and possibly would have demanded the death penalty for the “crime” of homosexuality, appears to be dead.

A government subcommittee reportedly told reporters that the law duplicated other laws in Uganda, one of 83 countries where homosexuality is already illegal. David Bahati, an MP in Uganda’s Parliament and the chief proponent of the “Kill the Gays” bill, said of the two year-old bill’s apparent demise, “I think that the government is aware that 95 percent of Ugandans do not condone homosexuality,” according to a translation of a Spanish-language news report.

by David Badash on March 25, 2011

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Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill Appears To Be Dead

Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala

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Mark Jordahl is a writer, trip leader and naturalist who has lived much of the last 7 years in Uganda and currently calls Colorado home.
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5 Responses to Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Finally Dead?

  1. Devin says:

    About time. I can’t believe it came up for air again.

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  3. Good news–wonderful additional news after the recent departure of Minister Nsaba Buturo from ¨Ethics and Integrity¨ (which he appeared to have little of either)–it´s time that Uganda´s leadership stops playing the old blame, shame, let´s distract the citizens game–certainly President Musevenis recent strong reelection will encourage him to set a higher standard and discourage the anti-lgbti trashing which LEAD to crimes of hate and other socially debilitating confusion–also it is important that the Government and Citizens of Uganda join, with equal footing, the rest of the civilized international community…my opinion only but there is much to gain for everyone if the firing-up of dangerous superstitous nonsense is avoided.

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