Monday, January 11, 2010

Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill – Briefing - Secondo Protocollo United Kingdom

Death penalty proposed for consenting same-sex relations Misreported & unreported aspects of the legislation. By Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner London, UK – 11 January 2010

Below is a full and comprehensive briefing on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which is currently before the Ugandan Parliament and which proposes the death penalty for certain consenting homosexual acts.

Sponsored by the Ugandan MP, David Bahati, the Bill is expected to be debated and voted on in the coming weeks.

This briefing includes details of the already existing extreme homophobic laws in Uganda and their hateful social effects, a link to a full copy of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and my summary of its key elements.

Although there have been reports that death penalty clauses will be dropped, to date the Bill has not been amended, watered down or scrapped. All the original provisions, including the death penalty, remain.

Indeed, the Bill’s sponsor, MP David Bahati, said late last week that he stands by the Bill and will not withdraw it. Photo

Read the full text of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Summary of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Peter Tatchell of the London-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights group OutRage! Read complete article by Peter Tatchell - Secondo Protocollo United Kingdom

Related links:

Homosexuals being used as 'scapegoats' by flawed governments – January 11, 2010 - By Daniel Howden - New Zealand Herald

HIV Clinicians condemn Uganda’s ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’ - January 8th, 2010 | By Claire Keeton - Times Live

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