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Activists Set to Sue Govt over Anti-Gay Law

Pro-gay activists are expected to file a land mark constitutional petition challenging the recent signing of the Anti-homosexuality Bill into law by President Museveni criminalizing same sex relationships.
Pro-gay activists are expected to file a land mark constitutional petition challenging the recent signing of the Anti-homosexuality Bill into law by President Museveni criminalizing same sex relationships.

 

Information trickling in shows that Prof. Joe Oloka-Onyango, MP Fox Odoi-Oywelowo, media consultant Andrew Mwenda, Prof. Morris Latigo, Dr. Paul Ssemugoma, Jacqueline Kasha Nabagesera, Julian Pepe Onziema, and Frank Mugisha are the leading petitioners of this petition set to be filed at the Constitutional Court in Kampala.

 

The other petitioners include the indigenous organisations such as Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD).

 

On February 24 this year, President Museveni signed the Anti-homosexuality Bill into law at State House Entebbe.

 

 

But the signing of the Bill into law has caused a lot of uproar from many countries that give Uganda aid. Some countries led by the USA threatened to cut funding for projects in the country saying the law was against the rights of minorities.  

 

On the contrary, the sections of people and religious groups are in celebration mood following the signing of the Bill into law by President Museveni. They argue that the bad vice of homosexuality was corrupting the morals of the school going children, which vice is against the order of nature would be minimized or stopped.

 

Notes

A person commits the offence of homosexuality if;

 

 A- He penetrates the anus or mouth of another person of the same sex with his penis or any other sexual contraption;

 

B- He or she uses any object or sexual contraption to penetrate or stimulate sexual organ of a person of the same sex;

 

C- He or she touches another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality

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