The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, previously called the " Anti homosexuality uganda the Gays bill " in the western mainstream media due to death penalty clauses proposed in the original version    was passed by the Parliament of Ugandaon 20 December with life in prison substituted for the death penalty.
The Act, should it take effect, would broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relations in Uganda domestically. It also includes provisions about persons outside of Uganda who are charged with violating the Act, asserting that they may be extradited to Uganda for Anti homosexuality uganda there.
The Act also includes penalties for individuals, companies, and non-governmental organisations that aid or abet same-sex sexual acts, including conducting a gay marriage.
Furthermore, the Act enables the Ugandan government to rescind international and regional commitments it deems outside of the interest of the Acts provisions. A special motion to introduce the bill was passed a month after a two-day conference was held in which three Christians from the United asserted that homosexuality is a direct threat to the cohesion of African families.
Several sources have noted that the Act has exacerbated both the endemic homophobia in Uganda and the associated discussions about it.
Some gay rights advocates have claimed that aroundpeople in Uganda or 1. Existing laws criminalise homosexual behavior with prison sentences lasting up to 14 years.
These laws are remnants of British colonialism designed to punish what colonial authorities deemed " unnatural Anti homosexuality uganda " among local Ugandan people. According to a reporter in Africa, "Africans see homosexuality as being both un-African and un-Christian".
Human rights groups have criticized the police for being inactive and apathetic. Scott Livelyan author who has written several books opposing homosexuality; Caleb Lee Brundidgea self-professed former gay man who conducts sessions to heal homosexuality; and Don Schmierera board member of Exodus Internationalan organisation to promoting "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ" which was funded by restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A.
Lively asserted in his workshops that legalizing homosexuality would be akin to accepting child molestation and bestiality. He also claimed that gays threaten society by causing higher divorce rates, child abuse, and HIV transmission. He said that US homosexuals are out to recruit young people into homosexual lifestyles. According to Kaoma, one of the thousands of Ugandans in attendance announced during the conference, "[The parliament] feels it is necessary to draft a new law that deals comprehensively with the issue of homosexuality and Right now there is a proposal that a new law be drafted.
Lively then Anti homosexuality uganda in his blog that Langa was "overjoyed with the results of our efforts and predicted confidently that the coming weeks would see significant improvement in the moral climate of the nation, and a massive increase in pro-family activism in every social sphere.
He said that a "Anti homosexuality uganda" observer of society in Kampala had told him that our campaign was like a nuclear bomb against the 'gay' agenda in Uganda. I pray that this, and the predictions, are true.
In Aprila local Ugandan newspaper printed the names of suspected homosexuals, another printed tips on how to identify gays for the general public,  and, in Octoberanother named Rolling Stone unaffiliated with the American Rolling Stone published a story featuring a list of the nation's "top" gays and lesbians with their photos and addresses. Next to the list was a yellow strip with the words "hang them". Julian Pepea program coordinator for Sexual Minorities Ugandasaid that people named in the story were living in fear and that attacks have begun, prompting many to abandon their jobs and others to "Anti homosexuality uganda." The paper's editor justified the list to expose gays and lesbians so authorities could arrest them, while Buturo dismissed complaints from gay people and sympathisers by stating that protests about the outing is part of a campaign to
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Langa specifically cited [ when? Cohenwho stated in Coming Out Straight, a book that was given to Langa and other prominent Ugandans.
Homosexuals are at least 12 times more likely to molest children than heterosexuals; homosexual teachers are at least 7 times more likely to molest a pupil; homosexual teachers are estimated to have committed at least 25 percent of pupil molestation; 40 percent of molestation assaults were made by those who engage in homosexuality. These statements were based on faulty studies performed by Paul Cameronwho has been expelled from the American Psychological Associationthe Canadian Anti homosexuality uganda Associationand the American Sociological Associationand Cohen confirmed their weaknesses, stating that when the book is reprinted, these statistics will be removed.
In Aprilthe Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution allowing MP David Bahati to submit a private member's bill in October to strengthen laws against homosexuality. In his official memorandum summarizing the bill's objectives and principles, Bahati said that they were as follows: The bill provided specific definitions of "the offence of homosexuality", for which an offender could receive life imprisonmentand "aggravated homosexuality", for which an offender could receive the death penalty.
A person charged with "aggravated homosexuality" would be forced to undergo an HIV test. A person who attempted to commit "the offence of homosexuality" could receive imprisonment for seven years. A person who attempted to commit "aggravated homosexuality" could receive life imprisonment. Among other things, the bill also would have criminalized a person Anti homosexuality uganda "aids, abets, counsels, or procures another to engage in an act of homosexuality" and provides a possible penalty of seven years imprisonment.
A person who "purports to contract a marriage with another person of the same sex" would commit the "offence of homosexuality" and could be imprisoned for life. A person who promotes or abets homosexuality, as broadly defined by the bill, could be fined and imprisoned for five to seven years except that if the person were a corporate body, business, association, or non-governmental organization, its registration would be cancelled and the "director, proprietor or promoter" could get seven years imprisonment.
Anti homosexuality uganda in authority" who becomes aware of an offense under the bill could be fined and imprisoned for up to three years unless the person reported the offense within 24 hours.
The bill, by its own terms, would apply to any offense committed under the Anti homosexuality uganda by a person who is a citizen or permanent resident of Uganda, regardless of whether the offense was committed in Uganda, and could be extradited to Uganda.
When the bill was introduced, an independent MP stated that he thought it had about a 99 percent chance of passing. What is that now?