Parliament has adopted a motion granting Ndorwa west MP David Bahati leave of parliament to enable him introduce a private members bill against homosexuality in the country.
Presenting his request to parliament, Bahati noted that
Bahati says that the laws in the country do not adequately address the issue.
He also appealed to the religious leaders to continue the fight against homosexuality in the country
And the report from UGPulse
Following increased pressure from anti gay activists in the country, the Parliament has agreed to allow Ndorwa west MP David Bahati to present a private members bill against homosexuality in
A group of activists led by the Stephen Langa of the Family Life Network last week presented a petition to Parliament calling for more stringent laws against homosexuality.
Parliament today granted a motion by Bahati requesting for leave of parliament to enable him introduce a private members bill against homosexuality in the country.
Bahati convinced his fellow MPs that the current laws in
Bahati while commending efforts by religious leaders in fighting homosexuality said it is important that their efforts are complimented by a more stringent law regime against homosexuality, which he described as immoral and unnatural.
While the debate in Uganda has been focusing on whether homosexuality is a learned or natural behavior as claimed by those against and pro respectively, a High Court judgment in December 2008 ruled that all Ugandans whether homosexuals or not are guaranteed the same human rights by the country’s constitution.