Friday, January 17, 2014

Uganda Gay Community will not face life Imprisonment after President Objects to Sign Bill into Law

The controversial Ugandan bill that would have condemned homosexuals to life imprisonment has not been assented by President Yoweri Museveni. Ugandan President has proposed other better ways to cure the “abnormality”. The anti-gay bill proponents had envisaged a death penalty before dropping the clause to la life jail time. In a letter to parliament, the Ugandan strongman said that homosexuality was as a result of “random breeding” or as a means to make money. Lesbian on the other hand was brought about by “sexual starvation” or a lack of sex with men, reports Daily Monitor newspaper. If the law is enacted, according to Museveni, the group will go underground thus worsening the situation.
Homophobia is prevalent in Uganda where many gays have lost their lives including prominent Ugandan activist David Kato who was bludgeoned to death in 2011 at his home.

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