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Ugandan TV Coverage of the Court Decision Striking Down Anti-Homosexuality Act

Jim Burroway

August 2nd, 2014

The first video is an excellent report from NTV Uganda.

The second video has one very minor error: the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced in 2009, not 2007. Otherwise, it’s a very good recap of the bill’s progress through Parliament and ends with an overview of the debate over Parliament’s lack of quorum. In between, you’ll see reactions from the bill’s supporters including the bill’s sponsor, MP David Bahati.

The government-run UBC doesn’t run an active YouTube channel, but on its Facebook page, it gave this response from President Yoweri Museveni:

President Museveni’s response on the Anti-homosexuality Ruling yesterday. ” I belong to a political party called NRM. I don’t answer questions on a freelance way. I have not had time to meet the caucus. When i meet with the NRM caucus, i will have an answer, I am sent bills by the authorised people and I sign them if I agree with the contents.

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FYoung
August 2nd, 2014 | LINK

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
http://www.watermarkonline.com/2014/07/31/activists-want-gay-rights-on-africa-summit-agenda/

“Human rights and gay rights activists on July 29 urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week’s summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.”

The Ugandan and Nigerian presidents are both coming to Washington to meet Obama this week.

Wafumbo Ezekiel
August 4th, 2014 | LINK

Let them discuss about it seriously.All human rights and freedom should be restored

Nathaniel
August 4th, 2014 | LINK

FYoung, we have to be careful with bringing up the issue, tho. One of the most insidious lies that have been sold to these governments is the claim that an open, accepting society is the foreign import, not the homophobia (as if that is a justification for mistreating people).

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