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Museveni assents to Anti-Homosexuality Act

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has officially signed into law the Anti-Homosexuality Act, Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has confirmed. The Anti-Homosexuality Act, a highly contentious piece of legislation, has been a subject of intense discussion and lobbying both within and outside Uganda.

“His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda, General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has executed his constitutional mandate as prescribed by Article 91 (3) (a) of the Constitution. He has assented to the Anti-Homosexuality Act,” Speaker Among said in a statement on twitter.

“As the Parliament of Uganda, we have answered the cries of our people. We have legislated to protect the sanctity of family as per Article 31 of the Constitutionof Uganda. We have stood strong to defend our culture and aspirations of our people as per objectives 19 & 24 of natinal objectives and directiveprinciples of state policy.”

She noted that the Parliament of Uganda believes that the law safeguards the sanctity of the family, in accordance with Article 31 of the Ugandan Constitution. Additionally, she stated that the legislation aligns with the cultural values and aspirations of the Ugandan people, as outlined in objectives 19 and 24 of the national objectives and directive principles of state policy.

She further commended the Members of Parliament for standing strong against external pressure and criticisms, attributing their resilience to the commitment to upholding Uganda’s motto, “For God and our Country.”

Speaking on behalf of the Parliament of Uganda, Among extended gratitude to the people of Uganda for their prayers and encouragement throughout the legislative process. “I now encourage the duty bearers under the law to execute the mandate bestowed upon them in the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The people of Uganda have spoken, and it is your duty to now enforce the law in a fair, steadfast, and firm manner,” she said.

The enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Act triggered widespread international reactions, with human rights organizations and advocacy groups expressing concern over its potential impact on the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community. The law has faced criticism for its potential to promote discrimination and persecution.




  1. Excellent…

    Congratulations to you Madam Speaker Anita Among for your positive and excellent resilience in leading our Parliament in a positive direction. We’re proud of you Madam. We are proud of our MPs too who took their rightful place and passed the bill without fear of criticism from the western world and other negative forces. May God really bless you and keep you strong until the end of all things.

    In like manner I wish extend my gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uganda 🇺🇬. He has finally proved to the world that he is not a man moved by material things but a man of integrity and God fearing. This is tremendous and encouraging.

    Our dear President may the Lord bless you and keep you strong and safe. Fear nothing for you are in a right direction. By signing the bill into Law, you have openly sided with God our Heavenly Father. He will definitely going to defend you and protect our beloved country Uganda 🇺🇬.

    May God bless Uganda 🇺🇬.


    • May God bless president Yoweri Kaguta Museven thank you very much sir we wish to come as president of Uganda 2026

  2. Saddened Ugandan

    Okay, now that the homosexuals have been managed… we also want an anti-bleaching act, with the toughest penalties for aggravated bleaching… we are tired of those ones who over bleach, more especially those bleaching in positions of authority and influence, and even those who promote bleaching… bleaching is unAfrican, it’s against our culture, it’s against nature, it’s a public health crisis as it causes the spread of cancer, and it’s even ungodly as it abuses divine creation of the body which according to scripture, is not for abusing. If we fail to kick bleaching out of Uganda, very soon there will be no black people left in Uganda.

    • Saddened Ugandan

      …and even those ones who are recruiting our children into bleaching, that once you start bleaching you will become rich, powerful, and famous… that is aggravated bleaching.

  3. What does “protect the sanctity of family” even mean in a country where fornication is the norm, many children living in abject poverty have never met and do not know their rich fathers, men are unknowingly raising other men’s children as their own, men are having secret families on the side, grandparents and their children and their grandchildren are all cohabiting (basically fornicating) with no plans of ever getting married, domestic workers are being impregnated and then dismissed into lives of poverty, a headmaster can make a career out of impregnating hundreds of his students and still be fondly eulogized by the public… is it only archbishops who can be forgiven for violating this strangely foreign thing we are now calling sanctity of family which we are now suddenly claiming to protect tooth and nail?

    Let this legislation open doors for new legislation to deal decisively with all of those disrespecting this so-called sanctity of family we are claiming to protect and let us slam doors shut on hypocrisy and double standards, with the same seriousness we have demonstrated in this legislation. Otherwise we annul this hypocritical law and go back to the drawing board and have serious discussions as a nation to decide whether it is practical, meaningful, or even useful for us to be spending so much energy legislating based on things like “the sanctity of family”… and then we can have honest discussions about whether we really want to become a theocracy or a facist state, and we dig deeper into the consequences of Uganda (not other countries, as we are fond of deflecting to other countries) tending towards theocracy and facism, and which direction that will take us as a nation.

    • …and then, as we continue pretending to protect the sanctity of family, we wonder why children are being pushed into prostitution, and prostitutes are repeatedly being violated and extorted by the very same people tasked with enforcing morality-based laws against prostitution, who will then go home to continue the noble work of protecting the sanctity of family.

      Has this morality-based legislation not opened a can of worms? What do we hope to achieve by turning sins into crimes? Forced repentance and forced salvation? Who has failed so seriously that we are now reverting to law and harsh judgment?

  4. …in a country where a young American woman can pose as a qualified medical doctor in Jinja, cause the death of Ugandan children, and then end up being an actual movie star who defends herself in a three part series (titled “Saviour Complex”) about her crimes against Ugandan children… we are a joke as a nation.

    • “protect the sancity of family”… in a country where an American couple working in Uganda without a work permit can be charged with aggravated child trafficking and aggravated torture of an adopted Ugandan boy, with multiple witnesses and even video evidence of the boy being tortured naked, spend a few weeks in Luzira, and then they get released on bail and they disappear into thin air and everybody forgets about it like nothing happened?

      Don’t be deceived by these tough laws about aggravated crimes, claiming to protect children or the sancity of family, carrying life sentences and death penalities… they exist only to score opportunistic populist points at the expense of poor and marginalized Ugandans… they are not applied equally and are clearly not applicable to rich people, bazungu, those pot bellied men who impregnate multiple teenagers, those priests who molest boys, those land grabbers who rob widows and orphans of their inheritance just because they know big people.

      We pretend to take ourselves seriously as Ugandans only when it comes to homosexuals (maybe because they are a soft target for us to misdirect our rage, as most of us have never actually met or even seen them anywhere in Uganda except on TV), the rest of the time we are just a corrupt joke that stopped being funny a long time ago.

      “protect the sanctity of family” …hm!

    • There was even the other American pastor who was making Ugandan babies drink bleach at a hospital, claiming he was curing malaria and HIV…

      Nothing happened to him because he is a muzungu, he is a pastor, he is rich, and because here in Uganda, those things of “protect the sanctity of family” and “protecting our children” are just mere slogans, applied selectively for purposes of gaining cheap popularity and the need to be seen to be doing something… kumbe no work done… noisemaking just.

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