Uganda Parliamentary Committee Passes Anti-Gay Bill
Written by Instinct Staff |
Friday, 23 November 2012
|Tags: uganda, kill the gays bill, committee, passes, anti-gay legislation|
The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Ugandan Parliament passed an anti-homosexuality bill out of committee today.
More after the jump.
Metro Weekly reports:
"The bill, originally dubbed the 'Kill the Gays' bill when introduced in 2009, has removed the provision of execution for 'aggravated homosexuality.' According to Uganda’s NTV network – as tweeted by Frank Mugisha (@frankmugisha), director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) – an unnamed member of the committee confirmed that a penalty of life imprisonment has remained in the bill in place of execution."
So gays won't legally be killed in Uganda, but they can be imprisoned for life?
The international community will continue to apply pressure, but this bill appears to be moving quickly.
Will the Ugandan government give the people their "Christmas gift" as promised?