10 responses

  1. Priya Lynn
    December 24, 2009

    Hurray for Chris Opoka! He sounds almost exactly like Pierre Trudeau when he came out against the Canadian law against criminalizing same sex sex and said “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.”.

  2. Priya Lynn
    December 24, 2009

    Ooops, a typo there, that should say:

    He sounds almost exactly like Pierre Trudeau when he came out against the Canadian law criminalizing same sex sex and said “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.”.

  3. Priya Lynn
    December 24, 2009

    I admire the bravery of these people in speaking against this law in this climate of fear and vigilantiism.

  4. gayuganda
    December 24, 2009

    Very interesting indeed.

    The ruling party, NRM has more than a 2/3rds majority in parliament. Which the president controls.

    And, UPC’s Benson Obua-Ogwal is the bill’s co-sponsor, though I think it was a case of let there be two names for ‘bipartisanship’

    Maybe politicians will just be politicians, and, they sense an opportunity of ingratiating themselves with the ‘donors’… It is a very interesting development indeed!

    Me, I just want one thing, the bill dropped…. Call me selfish. ha!

  5. David
    December 24, 2009

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will intervene to soften tough anti-gay legislation in a bid to address the concerns of the East African country’s Western partners who have expressed strong opposition to it, his top aide said on Thursday.

    “We should not have an extreme position. The president will harmonise the two sides and address the concerns of the Europeans and our other development partners. We should put into consideration the position and concerns of our partners,” Musevenis spokesperson, Joseph Tamale Mirundi told the German Press Agency, dpa.

    http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art_id=nw20091224122227636C977885

  6. Priya Lynn
    December 24, 2009

    Earlier he had promised to veto it – that doesn’t sound good.

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