Anti-gay bill: Uganda to drop death penalty

2012-02-10 08:39

Kampala - A Ugandan lawmaker behind a proposed draconian anti-gay bill that sparked an international outcry said Friday he wanted to drop clauses that would see the death penalty introduced for certain homosexual acts.

"There will be no death penalty at all...that will go," David Bahati, the legislator who formulated the bill, told AFP.

  • Fred - 2012-02-10 08:44

    As a black man he should be doubly ashamed (remorseful) of his bigotry and prejudice.

      Phoenix - 2012-02-10 09:12

      You are right. Of ALL the people that should understand what it is like to be discriminated against, I expect black people, and specifically South African black people, to have an understanding of what gay people are going through around the world because of the treatment of black people under apartheid. But Noooo, clearly we don't learn from the past.

  • Jeffrey Mangz Longwe - 2012-02-10 09:19

    @phoenix, u do know Uganda is nt in SA right?

      Phoenix - 2012-02-10 09:21

      Of course. I was refering to the general behaviour in our country regarding this issue. Uganda may be extreme, but the same attitude can be found in SA as well. Are you not aware of this? Corrective rape etc.

      Fidel - 2012-02-10 09:36

      Is this so called corrective rape part of government legislation?

  • Lele - 2012-02-10 09:56

    Homophobia or xenophobia and *.*phobia are not limited in South Africa particular in Africa is problem across the world hate is hate no matter who does it or say it.

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