Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Dropped From Agenda


The bill in Uganda that might’ve included the death penalty or life in prison for homosexuals with HIV, same-sex rapists, or “serial offenders,” appears to have been dropped from parliamentary plans “after global condemnation,” the Associated Press reports this morning. “The parliament should be given the opportunity to discuss and pass the bill, because homosexuality is killing our society,” Martin Ssempa, a prominent anti-gay pastor, had said about the law, which was originally proposed in 2009, but finally had a hearing earlier this week. John Alimade, a member of parliament, said Wednesday that “the bill may have been dropped from the agenda because of a worldwide outcry against it.” Don’t try anything sneaky, guys; the world is watching you. [MSNBC]