By Melanie Nathan, May 02, 2023.
“I love the Unity of this Parliaments- Let’s continue to work for the good of humanity”, were the concluding words of the Ugandan Speaker as Uganda’s Parliament ended its session after passing the Anti-Homosexuality Act 0- the KILL THE GAYS BILL, moment ago – 2.07 PM May 02, 2023.” Anita Annet Among, Speaker 11th parliament, 2021-2026.
Concluding the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill for passage a second time after being returned to Parliament, Parliamentarians gloated and thanked each other including President Museveni, asserting with implication that have enough resources to not fear sanctions by the rest of the world.
SPEAKING to one of Uganda’s most prominent activists I commiserated and their comment as “We are doomed.!”
This is a very sad day not only for Uganda’s LGBQTI+ community but also for the world, as this nation has the audacity to legislate based on misinformation and myth, and hate as a result of such misunderstanding, and with such vehemence. We can thank colonization and the ongoing pressure by Evangelical Christians and all who spent the last ten years watching this happen, as little was done to try and change this obvious trajectory. Now it is too late.
Uganda’s gay community has vowed to “see Parliamentarians in Court.” The constitutionality of the law will be challenged.
Parliament has the power to pass the law without the President’s assent with a 2/3rd majority vote. They look as if they met this quorum.
They thanked Museveni for his support although he sent the ACT back without assenting after the first passage, for amendment. Now it has passed.
HERE IS THE BILL AS RETURNED: SEE HERE
DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON:
April 20, 2023
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These Ugandans in power seek to keep their “down low” safe for themselves. They seek to keep their own sexuality a secret.
This is an atrocity and the Human Rights Council must intervene!