Friday, March 25, 2011

Uganda puts away the 'Kill the Gays' Bill, for now

The anti-gay bill is shelved for now, but the hateful bastard David Bahati will continue to push it.
Information minister Masiko Kabakumba appeared Thursday on NTV to announce that the administration of President Yoweri Museveni had determined the Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be redundant because other laws already criminalize gay people in the country. The new proposal, which sparked international outcry when it was introduced in 2009, would magnify the penalties to include execution for “aggravated homosexuality,” such as having sex when HIV-positive.


Kabakumba said that another law, the Sexual Offenses Bill, would cover any outstanding concerns, but Bahati, the lawmaker with connections to antigay American evangelicals, insisted that a “specific and clear” law is still needed to fight the “promotion” of homosexuality. In addition, Warren Throckmorton reports that Bahati has been assured by legal and parliamentary affairs committee chair Stephen Tashobya that debate on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will proceed.


Bahati said that “95%” of Ugandans do not support homosexuality, a claim that Kabakumba did not challenge.


“Of course we are concerned,” she said. “We don’t condone homosexuality in our country.”


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2 comments:

*BURN MY CANDLE* said...

lIKE THEIR ASSES DONT HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT WITH THE DAMN HIGH ASS LEVEL OF POVERTY! JUST SHAME! PRIORITIES PEOPLE! GET THEM IN LINE!!

Kyle said...

I saw this too V. Once again I think international pressure/spotlight has made the difference, which makes it even more important that we keep this ongoing issue visible.