Speaker of Parliament
The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
In the past few weeks, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has repeatedly suggested that Uganda’s MPs will finally get a chance to vote on the legislation.
The bill was first introduced in 2009 by MP David Bahati, but has yet to gain parliamentary approval.
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Referring to the law as a "Christmas gift" to the population, she spoke of "the serious threat" posed by homosexuals.
‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, paedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.