The religious right, however, doesn't see nigerian laws regarding homosexuality as a gross violation of human rights but rather as protection of traditional marriage. The following week, uganda's president signed the nation's draconian anti-gay bill into law, and the popular ugandan tabloid red pepper printed names, photographs, and home addresses of 200. The law also banned aiding and abetting homosexuality and keeping any home, room, or place for the purposes of homosexuality, provisions which led some ugandan landlords to evict their lgbti. Last month, the ugandan president yoweri museveni finally signed his country's controversial anti-gay bill into law, outlawing homosexuality and threatening offenders with up to 14 years in prison. Nairobi, kenya — a ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on friday that has strained uganda's relations with the west, but the court ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving.
The law brought uganda into international spotlight, and caused international outrage, with many governments refusing to provide aid to uganda anymore in august 2014, the uganda constitutional court annulled the law. In an appalling display of hate and ignorance, mps in uganda's parliament have lashed out at homosexuality as un-african, promising to pass a new anti-gay law. Uganda's parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases the anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a.
Ugandan officials have also sought in recent years to enact and strengthen anti-gay laws in 2009, lawmakers approved a law that would impose the death penalty for some homosexual acts. Ugandan human rights lawyer nicholas opiyo told the bbc he was confident the proposed law would be defeated in court the anti-homosexuality act was annulled by the constitutional court, which. But uganda's anti-gay laws have become even harsher in december 2013, the notorious anti-homosexuality bill was passed by uganda's parliament it has lengthened sentences for consensual homosexual sex, and extended punishments to those 'promoting' homosexuality. Kampala, uganda — the repercussions of uganda's anti-homosexuality act (aha), which was signed into law in february 2014, are now beginning to show themselves clearly homosexuality was already outlawed in uganda, but the aha punishes first-time offenders caught committing homosexual acts with 14 years of incarceration. Kasha jacqueline nabagesera is not only incredibly open about her sexuality, but she's also spent her life fighting for the rights of africa's lgbt community.
The preamble of uganda's constitution states that the people of uganda are committed to building a better future by establishingconstitution based on the principles of unity, peace, equality, democracy, freedom, social justice and progress. A proposed anti-gay law could make uganda perhaps the most dangerous place for homosexuals and drive the gays of uganda further underground in a rare interview, the first of its kind with a.
Anti-gay laws, attacks, and evangelism are all part of the increasingly dangerous witch hunt against uganda's lgbtq community. Ugandan president yoweri museveni has said he will not pursue further anti-gay legislation in the country the long-standing leader has declared that he will not pursue further anti-gay. President yoweri museveni, who made anti-homosexuality laws in uganda much tougher monday, told cnn in an exclusive interview that sexual behavior is a matter of choice and gay people are. Laws on homosexuality in african nations the following chart summarizes the treatment of homosexuality in the laws of forty-nine african nations the provisions on criminal penalties only include penalties for acts involving adults, as all nations penalize sexual acts, whether homosexual or heterosexual, involving children.
A gay man who fled uganda's anti-gay law in february 2015 awaits his initial interview with the unhcr to determine whether or not he qualifies as a refugee. Unlike the legalization of same-sex marriages in south africa, government officials in uganda on the other hand, have proposed a bill in opposition to homosexuality that suggest that there be more consequences to any ugandan engaging in homosexual activity. The uganda anti-homosexuality act, 2014 (previously called the kill the gays bill in the western mainstream media due to death penalty clauses proposed in the original version) was passed by the parliament of uganda, on 20 december 2013 with life in prison substituted for the death penalty.