“The draft ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’ introduced on October 14, 2009 in Uganda’s parliament would violate human rights and should be withdrawn immediately,” said a group of 17 local and international human rights organizations. The measure would impose the death penalty for what it terms “aggravated” homosexuality, and it would criminalize the work of human rights activists and organizations.
The bill would also forbid the “promotion” of homosexuality—for example, by publishing information or providing funds or premises to groups. Conviction could lead to seven years in prison. The failure to report those who are known or suspected of being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender could lead to imprisonment of up to three years.
See the Anti-Homossexuality Bill.
> The article Homophobia, Africa and Evangelical Neocolonialism” on the Uganda’s anti-homophobia Bill, by Rosalind P. Petchesky
> In Africa, a step backward on human rights, by Desmond Tutu (Washington post)
> The article A human rights impact assessment of the anti-homosexuality bill, by Sylvia Tamale
> Embrace diversity; end discrimination in Uganda! (Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law)
> The statement Anti-Homosexuality or Anti-Human Rights Bill? (Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law)
> The statement of the Psychological Society of South Africa calling for Uganda to abandon “anti-homosexuality bill 2009”
>The statement Harsh laws not answer to our sexuality, by Rev. Gideon B. Byamugisha
> Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push (NY Times)
> Rick Warren Publicly Condemns Uganda Anti-Gay Law – video (The Huffington Post)
> Ugandan ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill threatens liberties and human rights defenders (Amnesty International)
> Catholic Church in Uganda (Gay Uganda)
> Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law: Opposition Grounded in Bipartisan Confluence of Human Rights and Public Health, by Dr. Mark Dybul, Former United States Global AIDS Coordinator, Co-director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
> US Assails Uganda Plan to Toughen Antigay Law (The Wall Street Journal)
> Draconian Ugandan Anti-Gay Law Protested (Chelsea Now)