Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ on Parliament’s Agenda

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On Dec 4, 2012 Gay Star News reported: Uganda puts Anti-Homosexuality Bill on official parliamentary agenda despite international outcry

Uganda’s Parliament has resumed work today and a debate and vote on the so-called ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ could happen at any time.

The proposed law would give life in jail for gay sex and even the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’.

It is being pushed through by the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga who has promised the law as a ‘Christmas present’ to her supporters having been challenged over the country’s homophobia at a summit in Canada.

If passed, men or women who have gay sex could be imprisoned for life – even if he or she merely ‘touches another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality’.

Those guilty of ‘aggravated homosexuality’ include HIV positive people who have gay sex or ‘serial offenders’. They will be executed.  Continued