Uganda's anti-gay bill re-introduced
08 February 2012, 09:58
Kampala - A lawmaker in Uganda is re-introducing an anti-gay bill
that received wide condemnation, including from President Barack Obama.
bill was re-introduced on Tuesday by David Bahati, the bill's primary
backer. It was originally introduced in 2009 but has never come before
the full parliament for a vote.
The original draft legislation
languished in a committee of parliament as the Ugandan government
grappled with the international opposition it generated.
original draft called for the death penalty for some homosexual acts,
one of the reasons the bill received so much attention. Bahati told The
Associated Press last year that he is willing to drop that provision if
that is the recommendation of a parliament committee.
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