Why government is reintroducing anti-gay law

Lose out. Pastor Martin Sempa (left) chats with activists after the Constitutional Court in Kampala declared the passing of the Anti-homosexuality Bill into an act as null and void in 2014. File photo

What you need to know:

  • Second attempt. August 1 marked five years since the Constitutional Court annulled the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014. Parliament had passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill which President Museveni signed into law to criminalise same sex relations.
  • Later, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and others (LGBTIQ+) community petitioned court to nullify it on grounds that it was passed without quorum. But now Ethics and Integrity minister, Fr Simon Lokodo, says they are ready to reintroduce the Bill and pass it, writes Johnson Mayamba

At the end of August last year, the Ethics and Integrity minster, Fr Simon Lokodo, said his why government is reintroducing anti-gay law


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