Uganda lawmakers revive anti-LGBTQ invoice, name homosexuality a most cancers2 min read
MPs in Uganda have launched a draft laws that seeks to punish homosexual intercourse and the promotion or recognition of such relations.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 3, 2023 14:55 IST
Uganda is a largely conservative Christian nation the place gay intercourse is already punishable. (Photo: AP)
By India Today World Desk: Lawmakers in Uganda have revived a invoice towards homosexuality, describing it as a “cancer”. Asuman Basalirwa, an MP, made the comment as he tabled the anti-LGBTQ invoice in Parliament.
The draft laws seeks to punish homosexual intercourse and the promotion or recognition of such relations, The Guardian reported.
“Homosexuality is a human wrong that offends the laws of Uganda and threatens the sanctity of the family, the safety of our children and the continuation of humanity through reproduction,” Basalirwa stated after tabling the invoice.
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In 2014, Uganda’s constitutional court docket declared the anti-LGBTQ invoice “null and void” on account of an absence of a quorum, the report stated.
Uganda is a largely conservative Christian nation the place gay intercourse is already punishable. The punishment for gay acts is life imprisonment, however the unique draft invoice had known as for the dying penalty for homosexual intercourse.
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni final month stated the nation is not going to embrace homosexuality and that the west ought to cease looking for to impose its views on it. The draft invoice has been broadly condemned by rights activists, who claimed that such a invoice would enhance violence towards trans individuals.
Mar 3, 2023