The Parliament of Uganda is expected to vote on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 amidst mixed reactions from various stakeholders.

The anti- Homosexuality Bill seeks to prohibit same-sex sexual relations, strengthen Uganda’s capacity to deal with domestic and foreign threats to the heterosexual family, safeguard traditional and cultural values and protect youth/children against gay and lesbian practice through imposing penalties on the perpetrators.

This Bill will be presented for the second and third reading by the Bugiri Municipality Legislator Asuman Basalirwa according to todays Order Paper.

However, we are not yet certain whether the voting will be a show of hands as it was earlier proposed by the Speaker of Parliament, Hon Anita Among who also emphasized that the bill will pass at whatever cost.

The chairperson of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee said yesterday, Ms.Robina Rwakoojo “We are completing report writing on the Anti Homosexuality Bill, to be presented to plenary tomorrow (today).”

Members of Parliament had offered divergent views on the bill before the same committee. Lawyers advised that the bill be discarded because there are already strict penalties for aggravated sexual crimes even for minors.


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