Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

Kampala - A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to re-introduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and will have it passed within weeks.

Latif Ssebaggala said on Wednesday that he had collected the signatures of 150 lawmakers who promised to vote for the bill when parliament emerges from a recess later this month.

Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay measure enacted in February, saying it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

Because the court didn't rule on the substance of the law, lawmakers can reintroduce the same legislation, which allows for jail terms of up to life for homosexual offenses.

Despite having wide support in Uganda, the law has been condemned by watchdog groups, gay activists and some Western governments that withheld or re-directed funding.


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Michael McN 2014-08-06 08:19:52 PM
Arrest Museveni today. Save time, avoid headaches.
Saffa 2014-08-06 08:56:33 PM
GOOD!!!! HOMO IS EVIL!!! Men having sex with men, women with wo(men)! Nasty. Sick. Satanic. Pure Evil. Thank goodness I choose the straight path!! VIVA MUSEVENI!!! VIVA UGANDA PARLIAMENT FOR RESISTING WESTERN WORLD IMMORALITIES, LUSTS, PERVERSIONS AND SINS!!! REFUSE THEIR LEFTIST, LIBERAL, POLITICALLY CORRECT, NEW AGE, NEW WORLD ORDER GODLESSNESS!!! TO JAIL WITH HOMOSEXUALS!!!!!!
Deon Harmse 2014-08-06 08:58:58 PM
I kissed a guy and I liked it!
Simba Mariri 2014-08-06 09:52:53 PM
Religions teach hatred.
David van Tonder 2014-08-06 10:03:10 PM
Someone should remind Museveni to return all the US investments on his way out.
Peter Jacobs 2014-08-06 10:23:45 PM
Don't waste my time fighting with stupid hateful people anymore. The fact that I am gay, well off financially, healthy and happy is my reward for being true to myself! The fact that most haters are confused, poor, unhealthy and unhappy,is their punishment for sticking their noses in other peoples bedrooms. Get a life u haters
Lucky Tiva 2014-08-06 11:48:25 PM
yes yes yes,i support any anti-gay legislation or attempt to legislate.