John M. Becker

New Anti-Gay Bill in the Works in Uganda

Filed By John M. Becker | November 21, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: anti-homosexuality bill, David Bahati, gay propaganda, gay propaganda ban, Uganda

uganda-map.jpgLawmakers in Uganda may be preparing another "Christmas gift" to the people in the form of a disgusting new anti-gay law, the AP reports:

Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country's parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday.

The new bill is in "advanced stages" and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality, said Ugandan lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala, a strong supporter of anti-gay legislation.

"We believe that before Christmas we will be through with it. It is a strong bill," he said. "The element of promotion was strengthened, putting in place measures against people who lure young people into these sex acts."

Oh good, sounds like a ban on "gay propaganda." Because we all know how well those work...

The committee in charge of the bill is headed by the country's vice president, Edward Ssekandi. It also includes David Bahati, the parliamentarian who introduced the country's infamous "Kill the Gays" bill several years ago.

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