Remember please that this act is back before the Ugandan Government. The same Government whose Army like to rape. They are a crap Government.
In a move that will likely surprise no one, lawmakers in Uganda have once again introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009.
The legislation, which President Obama once called “odious”, was dubbed the “Kill the Gays” bill for its death penalty provision for repeat offenders. However, the draft legislation is said to have been modified to drop that aspect of the bill.
From the BBC:
A BBC correspondent says MPs laughed, clapped and cried out: “Our bill, our bill,” when its architect David Bahati reintroduced the draft legislation on Tuesday.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was shelved in 2011 after an international outcry.
The BBC’s Joshua Mmali in the capital, Kampala, says Mr Bahati, the primary backer of the bill, has confirmed the draft legislation has changed in one fundamental way.
Those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a “serial offender” – would no longer face the death penalty, as originally proposed.
This appears to be slightly inaccurate however. The ever vigilant Warren Throckmorton reports that the legislation tabled by MP Bahati contains no such change. Instead, word is the legislation could be changed at committee stage. Throckmorton has both the original bill and the proposed amended text. However, readers familiar with the legislation’s history will know that such assurances have been made before only for the bill to go to the voting stage in tact and without the death sentence deleted.
The legislation was originally introduced in 2009. Then, following an international outcry, action on the Bill stalled until last year when it came close to a full vote before a procedural oversight meant parliament ran out of time.