Tag Archives: Anti-Homosexuality Bill

2 LGBTI defendants win their freedom in Uganda

A Ugandan judge has dismissed homosexuality-related charges against two LGBTI defendants who had been forced to appear in court four times since their arrest in January. Each time the case was adjourned after the  prosecution failed to produce any witnesses … Continue reading

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Coast clear for anti-gay Ugandan appeal to Supreme Court

Anti-gay forces in Uganda may be turning to the Supreme Court in hopes of restoring the overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act, despite reports that supporters of the law would only push for it in parliament. “Despite all the talk about the Attorney … Continue reading

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Uganda: Setback for anti-gay group, but also for AIDS fight

Uganda remains a hot spot in the battles against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI people.  Three examples in recent days: Cut in U.S. aid hobbles anti-gay religious council The anti-gay Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has laid off all its … Continue reading

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How to stir up anti-gay violence, Ugandan style

“The Red Pepper is despicable” is today’s simple comment from LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. That comment comes in response to today’s front page of the Red Pepper tabloid, dominated by the blaring headline “Homos Vow to Kill Kadaga.” Rebecca … Continue reading

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Uganda’s anti-gay bill will return: Soon or pretty soon?

The harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act of Uganda, overturned by Uganda’s Constitutional Court, is likely to return to parliament for a new vote by that overwhelmingly anti-gay assembly. How soon? After a month of analysis, says the ruling NRM (National Resistance Movement) … Continue reading

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Winners in reversal of Uganda’s anti-gay law; now what?

Antigone Barton in the Science Speaks blog focuses on what’s next after this week’s Ugandan court decision that overturned the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.  First, though, she asks who emerged as the winners in that court ruling: Winners Perhaps [Uganda … Continue reading

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Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law

Uganda’s Constitutional Court today threw out the country’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act on the grounds that it was passed illegally without a quorum of parliament. Fridah Mutesi, a plaintiffs’ attorney, stated: “History has been made today in Uganda when the panel … Continue reading

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