Uganda: Stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Add your name to the online petition telling the Ugandan President Museveni to veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament last month.


Published:

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan parliament includes a life sentence for "aggravated homosexuality."  An earlier draft imposed the death sentence.  Among those who could be charged with “aggravated homosexuality” are so-called “serial offenders,” and anyone who is HIV-positive and found to have had sexual relations with a person of the same sex – even when such conduct is consensual and protected. 
 
This bill will institutionalise discrimination, hatred and prejudice in law against lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex Ugandans, who are already marginalised. 
 
Other disturbing provisions of the draft bill included criminalising the “promotion” of homosexuality, compelling HIV testing in some circumstances, and imposing life sentences for entering into a same-sex marriage. 
 
The bill would significantly hamper the work of human rights defenders and others who find themselves in conflict with the law merely by carrying out their legitimate activities.
 
President Museveni must demonstrate the Government’s stated commitment to human rights compliant legislation by refusing to assent to this Bill.  
For more information and to add your name to the petition, go to the link below:

 

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Anti-LGBTIQ Hate Bus Tours The United States

A group of LGBTIQ people have banded together calling attention to the bus’s harmful message.

Preserving Bisexual Women's History

Back issues of Bi Women (now the Bi Women Quarterly) are now archived at Harvard University's Schlesinger Library.

The Case Against Conservatives

Trump & Milo are the new faces of bigotry and hate.

Tune In To Butch Talk

This new podcast explores female and queer masculinity.

Add your comment: