Anti-LGBTI laws: Uganda

Ugandan law currently provides for a life sentence for homosexual acts involving either men or women.

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According to the 2011 report on laws about homosexuality worldwide from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association:

The Penal Code Act of 1950 (Chapter 120) (as amended) 166
Section 145. Unnatural offences.
“Any person who—
(a) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature;
(b) has carnal knowledge of an animal; or
(c) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.”

Section 146. Attempt to commit unnatural offences.
“Any person who attempts to commit any of the offences specified in Section 145 commits a felony and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.”

Section 148. Indecent practices.
“Any person who, whether in public or in private, commits any act of gross indecency with another person who procures another person to commit any act of gross indecency with him or her or attempts to procure the commission of any such act by any person with himself or herself or with another person, whether in public or in private, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.”

The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2005167
Article 31. Rights of the family.
“(2a) Marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited.”

A harsher Anti-Homosexuality Act was enacted in early 2014, but overturned by the Constitutional Court in August 2014.

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