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Anti-gay law is backlash against progress

The law is a response by patriarchal societies to increased freedoms for previously marginalised groups COMMENT | AWINO OKECH | Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni assented to the anti-homosexuality bill on May 26, 2023. The new law legislates, among other things, a ten-year jail term for “attempted homosexuality”, a 20-year jail term …

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Muslim community joins anti-gay crusade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC headquarters has joined the crusade against homosexuality in the country. The body designated February 24, 2023, to protest against homosexual practices in the country. In a statement, Sheikh Imran Abdunoor Ssali, the UMSC Religious Affairs Secretary, directed all District Kadhis …

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Judges jettison the anti gay law

By Joan Akello Five judges of the constitutional court have this afternoon nullified the Anti-homosexuality Act 2014 due to lack of quorum in parliament on December 20, 2013 when it was passed. At 12:34, the panel of judges including the Acting Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, Augustine Nshimye, Eldad Mwangusya, …

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Enacting anti-gay law will complicate U.S.-Uganda relations, Obama says

By Haggai Matsiko U.S. President Barrack Obama has expressed disappointment and warned that enacting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will complicate U.S.-Uganda relations. “As we have conveyed to President Museveni,” Obama has said in a statement, “enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda.” Obama is not happy with the …

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