Uganda's anti-gay bill re-introduced

2012-02-07 22:06

Kampala - A lawmaker in Uganda is re-introducing an anti-gay bill that received wide condemnation, including from President Barack Obama.

The bill was re-introduced on Tuesday by David Bahati, the bill's primary backer. It was originally introduced in 2009 but has never come before the full parliament for a vote.

The original draft legislation languished in a committee of parliament as the Ugandan government grappled with the international opposition it generated.

The original draft called for the death penalty for some homosexual acts, one of the reasons the bill received so much attention. Bahati told The Associated Press last year that he is willing to drop that provision if that is the recommendation of a parliament committee.

  • Godfrey - 2012-02-08 04:17

    Uganda has fallen under the spell of American evangelical Christians who are behind the spread of this cancerous hatred. And Christians on News24 wonder why we oppose religion so vociferously. If they had their way they would take us back to the dark ages.

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