Uganda lawmakers plotting to restore draconian anti-gay law

Uganda flagAugust 8, 2014 – Reported by the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News – KAMPALA, Uganda — In the days since the Constitutional Court on Friday struck down the Anti-Homosexuality Act, Uganda’s homophobic lawmakers are already huddling behind closed doors to find a way to restore the draconian law that criminalizes everything gay and has endangered the everyday lives of LGBT Ugandans.

While Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in Washington, DC for a U.S.-sponsored summit with African leaders, the landlocked nation’s parliamentarians are plotting a strategy and seem emboldened because the high court didn’t not comment on the law’s intent. Indeed, the court overturned the law on a technicality: that the law was illegally passed in December 2013 because Parliament did not have a quorum when Speaker Rebecca Kadaga rushed the vote.

The parliamentarian, Latif Ssebaggala, told Reuters that he expects more than 200 lawmakers will promise to vote for a similar anti-gay bill. The unicameral parliament has 383 seats…

via Uganda lawmakers plotting to restore draconian anti-gay law | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

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