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
Summary of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill