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Gov't rules out plans to reintroduce Anti-gay bill

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Government has denied reports that it is planning to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay law recently struck down by court.

The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death for aggravated homosexuality, defilement and knowingly spreading HIV/Aids.

However, the punishment was reduced to life sentence.  Some donors threatened to withdraw funding to Uganda. However, the Constitutional court annulled the law on grounds that it was passed without a quorum in parliament.

The proposed law has never returned to parliament. Members of parliament have time and again praised the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga and President Yoweri Museveni for standing firm against homosexuality.    

Following local and international media reports, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo clarified that there is no bill in the offing. Earlier reports had indicated that the bill would return back in its earlier form.     

“Government hereby clarifies that it does not intend to introduce any new law with regards to regulation of LGTB activities in Uganda because the current provisions in the penal code are sufficient." Ofwono wrote on his Twitter handle.  

Attempts to speak to the minister of Ethics Father Simon Lokodo, who is quoted by several media on the proposed introduction of the legislation was futile as his phone went unanswered on several attempts to reach him.

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says government would risk so much if the bill is brought back to parliament.

He contends that Museveni still wants to continue rubbing shoulders and enjoying support from the West. According to Ssemujju, the bill can only be brought as a private member's bill. Amnesty International, a global movement on human rights has condemned Uganda over its stance of LGBT. 

“If this bill is allowed to pass it could have global ripple effects for LGBT activists all over the world.

Even Ugandans living abroad, under the proposed bill, could face extradition and imprisonment if charged with being homosexual or in aiding homosexuals in Uganda.

Comments

0 #1 WADADA roger 2019-10-13 12:00
Am told nobody bites a hand that feeds them, Government is scared of the reaction of donors
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-1 #2 WADADA roger 2019-10-13 12:14
When the white man sneezes, countries like Uganda catch a cold, now we have to live with the evil of homosexuality as if it forms part of our heritage.

As a result, the lesbians and homos have set up offices and hangout joints all over the country and are having a blast recruiting.

Almost every university in Uganda has a gay club in the neighborhood. Atleast i have seen such establishments in Gulu, Mbarara and Mbale.

At this rate, one day we shall wake up only to realise that all our old cultures and traditions are gone in favour of evil one imposed upon us by these guys with no melanin in their skins
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0 #3 WADADA roger 2019-10-13 12:47
And it is a pity that these white fellows copy nothing from us but they keep exporting their dirty ways to Africa and even fund the spread of their ways.

Some times they even arm twist our leaders with treats of over throwing them and the end result is for them to act soft on enacting laws that would ordinarily curtail homosexuality.
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-1 #4 Wooden K. 2019-10-13 13:51
Hello Wadada !

this is not about homosexuals , it is about having the WEAKEST leadership that Uganda has even had .

Musanvu has become so obsessed with and addicted to power ; as a consequence , all kinds of moral vandals are feeling free to climb out of their shells.
Uganda has no keeper anymore.

So , you can`t blame homoseuals for explointing the gap .

Just you wait , very soon , the homosexeuals will be invited to State House dressed in yellow to join the witches , pastors and the "iddle and disorderly".

You don`t want to miss the incredible orgy
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+2 #5 Zaitun 2019-10-13 15:38
What a poor leadership Uganda has ever had!!!

Quick to oppress Ugandan, but always threatened to death when the whites who brought them to power sneeze! That is what Museveni and co is all about: intentional desruction of Uganda.

Do we really need these men who take themselves for women and women claiming to be men in Uganda? If they are proud to copy the whites, why can they not leave the country so that they marry among themselves where life will be all that easy for them in Europe?

These homosexuals are yearning for nothing but free money as the price for destroying human nature.

Go to Europe and see how these men and women disturb doctors to repair their destroyed body parts and you will appreciate your GAY movement for the destruction caused!!!

Desperate as the white devil has become, he will always want to die accompanied with millions of innocent lives; and that is what white homosexuals want to be encouraged.
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0 #6 kabayekka 2019-10-13 21:17
Zaitun you have a moral point. But then the high rate of corruption in the African leadership goes unpunished.

One believes certainly that even these human deviates are paying tax and much of it goes into corruption without any concrete punishment given out to those mafia corruption criminals.

One would not say that the religious get a bigger lamp sum of this corruption money indirectly. So what is the worst crime committed against millions of African people that deserve real punishment?
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0 #7 kabayekka 2019-10-13 21:27
There are many families in this country who love the various religious congregations on line and in the church and mosque.

One should stand up and ask as Jesus did ask that any one who has never sinned put your hands up? It is indeed a sin to steal government money and to bring it over and give it out as God's gift.
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0 #8 GeorgeC 2019-10-15 03:17
Uganda has a GDP of about $25 billion USD. Of that, more than $2 billion is foreign aid, mostly from the United States and the EU. A third of Ugandans live on less than $2 a day.

The rest of the world is perfectly happy to let Uganda live in squalor and ignorance, if they're going to kill people for stupid reasons.

We have enough blood on our hands as it is. We have no obligations to this country that Uganda can enforce, given its weakness.

Go ahead. Pass the bill. The aid you lose will kill 10,000 Ugandans for every one you put to death.
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0 #9 TT 2019-10-15 17:31
Good, let people live their lives. As long as people behave in public why should it be an issue what they do in their bedrooms together when they both consent. Killing people that love each other is ridiculous.

The idea that gays are recruiting is also hilarious, like if there is a sign-up form and welcome gift...these people are mad.
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