BBC Africa Report: Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill Is Back

Jim Burroway

May 18th, 2011

A reader from Uganda wrote in to say that he heard a report from BBC Network Africa’s Joshua Male saying that three bills from the 8th Parliament have been carried over to the 9th, which convenes today. Two of the three bills, according to this report, are the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and the similarly contentious Marriage and Divorce Bill. (Our reader didn’t catch the third bill.) We are still seeking confirmation. Stay tuned.

Update: I just listened to Joshua Male’s report on BBC Network Africa which is available online. His report said, in part:

The 9th Parliament has inherited three controversial bills that form part of its deliberations. They include the Anti-Homosexuality Bill which was shoved at the eleventh hour of the 8th Parliament, the Marriage and Divorce Bill which, among other things, would criminalize marital rape, widow inheritance [sic], in addition to providing for women’s property rights and rights to negotiate sex including seeking divorce on grounds of the man’s impotence or the size of their sexual organ. Another controversial bill is the one that seeks to enact more stringent laws for the media.

The report goes on to say that a new anti-rioting law will be the new Parliament’s first priority.

Update 5/18: It now appears that the BBC reporter either jumped the gun or was speaking to an unreliable source.

Stefano A

May 18th, 2011

I wouldn’t be surprised if it is back.

IRIN (the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) reported that Bahati said he would reintroduce the bell after the new parliament was sworn in.

As for the bill you’re not sure of, my guess is that it would be the HIV Prevention and Control Bill (2008), which also contains a death penalty clause.

Lindoro Almaviva

May 18th, 2011

Of course, take the people’s right to protest and then take their rights away.

Same strategy that NOM has tried over and over to use: Take gay people’s right to use the courts to right the abuses we have and then legislate away our right of existence.

If it is true there will be a rapture this Sat, I hope all these people will disappear from the face of the earth. Wouldn’t that be the rapture to end all raptures?

paul canning

May 19th, 2011

A reader has reminded me of a post LGBT Asylum News carried which is highly relevant to what is going on > Genocide In Eight Easy Steps
http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2010/01/genocide-in-eight-easy-steps.html

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

 

Latest Posts

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Born On This Day, 1951: Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury

Born On This Day, 1952: Gus Van Sant

Born On This Day, 1965: Kirk Andrew Murphy

Clinton Pays Private Visit With Pulse Families, Pays Respects To Victims

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Today In History, 1987: Reagan Names Gay Man To AIDS Commission

Born On This Day, 1816: Charlotte Saunders Cushman

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.