Saturday, 08 August 2015 23:27

Amama Mbazazi Became The First Ugandan Presidential Candidate To Oppose Discrimination Of LGBT People

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The presidential elections in Uganda approach, they will be held next year, and for the first time, a candidate opposes homophobia.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbazazi officially declared his opposition to homophobia in an interview with NBS Television.

Although he is not necessarily an advocate for LGBT rights, he promotes traditional marriage as only between a man and a woman, he is nonetheless firmly opposed to discrimination.

He said: «I am opposed to homophobia and believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but homosexuality is not something new and I have stated very clearly that there shouldn't be any discrimination and it is not the biggest threat right now in the country.»

Remember that the current Ugandan government wanted to pass a law condemning homosexuality with the death penalty, but finally passed a law condemning it with prison. Then, thanks to the courage of a gay activist, Uganda Constitutional Court has later invalidated the law.

But all this hatred supported by the government spread in the population, making the lives of LGBT people extremely hard if not impossible. Some fled to neighboring countries.

The Ugandan LGBT community, therefore, welcomed this official statement which brings hope for a better life in Uganda.

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