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How Uganda’s Proposed Anti-Gay Bill Might Kill Just About Anyone, Gay or Straight

Jim Burroway

February 17th, 2010

I’ve been rather flabbergasted at how open-ended the wording in Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Law is, and how easily it can be abused should it become law. You can find the text of the bill here. Rob Tisinai demonstrates just how open to rampant abuse this abysmally-constructed bill really is.

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It is fair to ask if this is what the bill’s authors and supporters really intend.

Click here to see BTB’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda.



February 17th, 2010 | LINK

I bet 90% of the ‘homosexuals’ the government jails after passing this are going to be people opposed to that government. It’s not like they actually have to prove their accusations, just say he’s gay and go get them. If anyone objects then they must be gay to.

February 17th, 2010 | LINK

In other words, it will be used in much the same way that anti-sodomy laws have been used in Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.

A Quebec Dentist, some rope, (no water?), his 10-year old son, and why “estranged”? Mom called the Police…. « Let'sGetHonestBlog
August 10th, 2010 | LINK

[…] And yet, through WCA member Canyon Ridge Christian Church, WCA continues to maintain an arms-length relationship with Ssempa. Throckmorton reports that WCA has no plans to sever its ties with Canyon Ridge, despite the financial assistance Canyon Ridge pays to Ssempa to staff his church in Kampala. And as we learned yesterday, Canyon Ridge is not only standing by their man, but they are also abetting his cause by actively propagating Ssempa’s intentionally false description of what is actually in the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Canyon Ridge and Ssempa insist that the death penalty applies only to those who rape the handicapped and child molestation, but we conclusively demonstrated yesterday that the bill still includes the death penalty for LGBT people with AIDS, who have a consensual relationship with a disabled person, or who is a “serial offender” — a category which, on close examination, can include just about anyone. […]

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