Ugandan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay Law

The law makes 'aggravated homosexuality' a crime punishable by life in prison

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Lawmakers in Uganda passed a bill Friday that punishes people who commit “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. Though homosexuality was already a crime in the country, the new law makes punishment for gay acts tougher. It also makes failure to report gays a crime.

The bill has been stalled since it was first introduced in 2009, when world leaders condemned the legislation, including President Barack Obama, who called it “odious.” Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi opposed the vote, BBC reports, saying there weren’t enough members of parliament present.

An earlier version of the bill made homosexuality a crime punishable by death if there was a minor involved or if someone was HIV-positive, but that provision is not included in the bill that passed on Friday. There is no word on whether or not the President Yoweri Museveni will sign the bill into law.

Frank Mugisha, a gay Activist in Uganda said, “I am officially illegal,” BBC reports.

[BBC]

6 comments
RedEyedTreeFrog
RedEyedTreeFrog

Uganda advancing to civilized society.  Other countries being destroyed by homosexuality, cost of health and research for their diseases that take money and time from research and health attention from cancer and many other diseases in the USA soon to be the NAU as McCain inches the USA forward by telling the Ukranians to join the EU (lemmings and useful idiots for the likes of McCain who wants Appointed powerposition with NAU as reward for his many years of destroying USA border and flooding country with invaders.  Yup, he promos Homosexuality in military and in disease research, and will NOT be popular in Uganda... they now have the facts on homosexuality methods of destroying societies and enslaving countries.  Facts.

bojimbo26
bojimbo26

How many Ugandan officials are gay ?

richard.draucker
richard.draucker

I bet they expect women to be good wives and mothers,  and don't give pardons to convicted crack dealers either.   It must be just horrible there. 


timeserf
timeserf

@bojimbo26Probably 10 percent; I cannot speculate on how many of them are needed to screw in a light bulb.

Simkatu
Simkatu

@richard.draucker  You should move your family there.  I bet you'd all love it.  

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, with 37.7% of the population living on less than $1.25 a day.  Women have almost absolutely no rights whatsoever.  Women work 50% more hours per day than men (15-18hrs/day) and have no power.   If their husbands are abusive, there is no recourse.  They cannot leave.   Women don't receive the same access to education as men either.


But at least you could all sit around in your homes thinking about how much you hate gay people.