Wednesday, 21 November 2012 23:41

PETITION: Stop The Anti-Gay Bill In Uganda

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The news concerning the anti-gay bill in Uganda are not good. The bill has appeared on the agenda of the Parliament.

As I told you a few weeks ago, the anti-gay bill is of return in Uganda. The Box Turtle Bulletin reports that the law has appeared on the Orders PaperOrders Paper for the Ugandan Parliament.

 

NOTICE OF BUSINESS TO FOLLOW

  1. MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT TO URGE GOVERNMENT TO BAIL OUT SEMBULE STEEL MILLS LTD FROM THE INTENDED SALE OF ITS PROPERTIES

  2. PRESENTATION, CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE REPORT ON THE ADHOC COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE ENERGY SECTOR

  3. THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL, 2012

 If, as a Ugandan minister had said, the law is voted before the end of the year, it will be passed before December 15th because the current session of the Parliament runs until this date.

Of course, Human rights campaigners will try to stop it as they had done previously.

The group Avaaz.orgAvaaz.org launched a petition saying: "We stopped this before: first, 800,000 of us forced Uganda’s president to step in and silence the hate, when it returned with a vengeance, an amazing 1.2 million of us led a global outcry that stalled the anti-gay bill’s final vote until time ran out. Now it’s back and it’s going to take an unprecedented wave of opposition to kill this bill for good."

You can sign the petition here: Days to stop the Uganda anti-gay attack

I do not know if the fact that the co-ordinator of Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Clare Byarugaba, opposes this law in the constitutional court will be enough.

The only "good" news is that it seems that it's not the 'Kill the gays' bill anymore but anyway, LGBTQ will be sentenced with the penalty of life in prison.

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