Thursday, April 30, 2009

MP to introduce bill against homosexuality


Thursday, 30th April, 2009   

 

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 Uganda needs a comprehensive law to fight homosexuality.

 

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

Parliament for bill against homosexuality

First published: 20090430 11:44:51 AM EST

 

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 Uganda.

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 Uganda do not adequately address the issue of homosexuality. He said Uganda needs a comprehensive law to fight homosexuality which is reported to be on the increase in the country.

 

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.

 

4 comments:

spiralx said...

Well, we knew they were gooing to come up with this. The fact that Uganda needs nothing of the sort is irrelevant, of course. (It needs a good many things, including a strong dose of common sense, but not this).

Anonymous said...

The introduction of the Bill got unanimous support.

gayuganda said...

Hi Anon,

would have been highly un-usual for it not to.

Which Ugandan MP or politician would dare speak up for homosexuals?

Anonymous said...

How about the death penalty for MPs found guilty of aggravated stupidity?

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