We have received public backlash for annulling antigay law- judge

Justice Solomy Bossa Balungi (Left) and Justice Remy Kasule (R) go through notes on an iPad during the just concluded two-day judicial symposium. Photo by Anthony Wesaka

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The two-day judicial symposium that has attracted judges of the appellate courts and a selected few from the high court and also those from the East African region is mainly focusing how to effectively handle public interest cases

One of the Court of Appeal/ Constitutional judges who annulled the anti-gay law has come out to say that they have received public backlash for having taken the decision they did.
Justice Solomy Bossa Balungi said that despite receiving the backlash from the public over the decision they took, they had not responded to the same until yesterday.
To that effect, she hit back at those criticizing them for having quashed the antigay law, saying their decision is in “black and white” and that those aggrieved can appeal in a higher court instead of lashing at them.
On August 1 this year, Justice Bossa was among the five justices of the court who unanimously annulled the anti-gay law for having been passed without the required quorum of one-third of all the members of Parliament.


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