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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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Don’t cut ties with Uganda; that’s an anti-gay trap

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest from Zambia and a project director at Political Research Associates, predicted last month that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  Now that Museveni has done so, Kaoma discusses what’s … Continue reading

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Uganda parliament passes former ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

The Ugandan parliament today passed the notorious anti-gay bill formerly known as the “Kill the Gays Bill,” but without its original 2009 provision that called for the death penalty for those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality.” Instead, it would provide a … Continue reading

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Uganda’s David Bahati rebuffs Kennedy human rights team

[Correction: The first version of this article stated that Ugandan legislator David Bahati refused to meet with visitors from the R.F. Kennedy Center. Apparently he did meet with them, but rejected their message that his Anti-Homosexuality Bill would violate human … Continue reading

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Uganda: No ‘Kill the Gays’ bill until April

Opponents of Uganda’s so-called “Kill the Gays” bill got a break this week, as Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of the parliament, declared a recess until after Easter to allow legislators consult their constituents about the pending Marriage and Divorce Bill. Uganda’s … Continue reading

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Uganda ‘Kill the Gays’ bill remains a threat, just off stage

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which failed to reach the floor of parliament in the sessions of 2009 and 2012, remains in the wings this year, awaiting action that LGBT activists hope never comes. In the early days of this year’s parliamentary … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill is harming LGBTs in Uganda already

Thrown out of work. Rejected by his family. Evicted from his village. Excommunicated. That’s what life is like for a gay young man in Uganda, as explained in a letter from Alan (not his real name). He sent the letter … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill looms; it’s time to prepare protests

Prepare to protest, opponents of the “Kill the Gays” bill say, as the measure comes ever closer to consideration on the floor of the Ugandan parliament. Today the Anti-Homosexuality Bill had moved up to No. 1 on the Notice of … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill moves ever closer in Uganda

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which failed to reach the floor of Uganda’s parliament in the sessions of 2009 and 2012, is moving closer to consideration in the 2013 session. It has gradually moved higher on the Notice of Business to Follow … Continue reading

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Uganda parliament may act on ‘Kill the Gays’ bill tomorrow

The parliament in Uganda is preparing to debate the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as early as tomorrow (Feb. 12), according to the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. In an update on its Twitter account at @Ugandans4rights, the group … Continue reading

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