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Uganda proposes anti-gay laws

The bill would punish anyone who abets homosexual practices


 

Uganda proposes anti-gay lawsUganda has tabled legislation that would level capital punishment on anyone convicted of what it calls “aggravated homosexuality.” The definition of the crime covers homosexual acts with children under 18 or disabled people, and what is vaguely referred to as “serial offender” homosexuality. The bill—which states that homosexuality is “preventable, especially among young people who are most vulnerable to recruitment”—would punish offenders with at least five years in prison, plus fines of 100 million Ugandan shillings ($54,500), for anyone who “attempts to legitimize or in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” A similar sentence awaits Ugandans convicted of failing to report homosexual offences within 24 hours; businesses and NGOs, either foreign or domestic, are also liable. The anti-homosexuality bill is awaiting a signature from President Yoweri Museveni before becoming law.

Uganda’s anti-gay crusade has ramifications in North America as well, according to gay rights activists in the U.S. They note Museveni’s connection to American fundamentalist Christians; the conservative Christian group known as the Family, which counts many U.S. politicians among its members, including Sen. Rick Santorum, calls Museveni their “key man” in Africa. A conference in March in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, was attended by outspoken American anti-gay activist Scott Lively, who writes about “the homosexual roots of the Nazi regime” in his book, The Pink Triangle: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. Caleb Lee Brundidge, described as a “sexual reorientation coach,” also attended the conference.

The anti-homosexuality bill refers to same-sex attraction as a “mental disorder,” the sufferers of which “can and have changed to a heterosexual orientation.” Prior to the introduction of this bill, homosexuality did not even appear in the country’s penal code.


 

Uganda proposes anti-gay laws

  1. For goodness sakes – you would think that after humanity had been around as long as it has, that we would have grown as a species. Obviously that is not the case! The dark ages still creep back. Why don't governments and religious organizations stay out of the sexual practices of individuals? We all have choices but homosexuality is not a choice, a disease or disorder – it is how we were born! I agree – lock up the pedophiles and rapists, however, for the rest of us, let us live our lives and you can live yours.

    Rob Everitt
    Winnipeg, Canada

  2. It would be better if Uganda invest more money in Sex Ed, and basic education so the people protect themselves instead of making stupid laws like this

  3. The American Right has bee making Uganda a kind of testing ground for its agenda. This connection has been well documented. Mark Steyn should be very happy about this. It's the kind of measure that would help demolish political correctness and lead to more marriage and "white" (read Western) babies if it were implemented here.

  4. Museveni is a courageous man! Homo activity is a world wide crime. Uganda is a soverign NATION and it is CONSITUTIONALLY protecting tiself from the filth it has witnessed from such western nations as France UK and sadly the USA. Uganda billions are with you! Thank you for calling and sharing.

    • You are a complete moron! How does a person's sexual orientation in any way effect you? A gay person has no way of changing who they are just as you do not. It is intolerant idiots like you that hold our species back from evolving and ending hatred and wars. Wake up!

  5. I really thought that the world was better than this… How come stupid laws like this are made around the world? People will be people, and laws aren't going to stop homosexuality. People will still commit their "crimes" whatever they are deemed. If laws stopped crime, well then we'd have a perfect society. But, this is like trying to change the way we breathe or talk, something that's part of nature can't be changed.

  6. Kill all the puffs they do not belong on this planet! How ever these sad queers try and and portray thenselfs as normal… Well there is amore powerfull force that is at work on you… more powerfull than all the milatarys, laws and wepoms of the world. IT IS CALLED NATURE!

    • There's an even more powerful force that you're suffering from: retardation.

  7. “preventable, especially among young people who are most vulnerable to recruitment”—would punish offenders with at least five years in prison, plus fines of 100 million Ugandan shillings ($54,500), for anyone who “attempts to legitimize or in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.”

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  10. I very much agree with Dylan.

  11. Uganda must pay more money for such education

  12. I agree with Arc welder and Plasma Cutters, nothing beats more education.