Similarly to neighboring Rwanda and Burundimale homosexuality was quite common in pre-European Ugandan society. Archbishop of York calls proposed Ugandan law 'victimizing' [ permanent dead link ]Episcopal Life online. Certain US evangelists who are active in Africa have been accused of being responsible for inspiring the bill by inciting hatred by comparing homosexuality to paedophilia and influencing public policy with donations from US religious organisations. Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is the first Ugandan presidential candidate to openly oppose homophobia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Act provides specific definitions of "the offence of homosexuality" and "aggravated homosexuality".
Persons "in authority" would be required to report any offence under the Act within 24 hours or face up to three years' imprisonment.
In Uganda, gay men say police use torturous method to 'prove' homosexuality
They were both subjected to forced anal examinations, said Mukasa. Bahati stated, however, that he intended to re-introduce the bill in the next parliament. Mitchell specifically warned Museveni that his country faced reductions in aid unless it abandoned the bill. Its website says the organization, which still runs today "recognizes diversity, challenges male chauvinism, patriarchy and cultures that aim at oppressing women. But to continue her fight against homophobia in Uganda, Nabgesera says it's a price worth paying. The Irish Times similarly characterised the bill as "medieval and witch-hunting" and stated that even with the change from the death penalty to life imprisonment, the bill "will remain utterly abhorrent".
LGBT persons faced discrimination and legal restrictions. 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. Kaoma said that certain US evangelicals, such as Lively and pastor Warren, have a history of missionary work in Uganda and have become influential in shaping public policy in Uganda and other countries. Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide' The Guardian. The Ugandan health ministry declined to answer questions from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.