Nov 082009
 November 8, 2009  Laws, Non-U.S.

Kelvin Lynch reports:

The people of Uganda are letting the government there know they do not support an anti-homosexuality measure known as the “Bahati Bill,” named after its author, MP David Bahati. It is one of the most vile, disgusting treaties ever written again the LGBT community, and has been condemned by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

The bill is particularly disturbing, declaring that homosexuality is a “creeping evil” and is not a human rights. The bill says, “The fact that the moral fabric in America and Europe has been put under siege … should not suggest that we should follow suit.”


The comments and an op-ed piece in the Observer attacking the Bahati Bill provide the most insight into the will of Uganda’s people regarding this bill. Anonymous writers (understandably so) have commented that the bill seems to be “putting homosexuality at the same level as murder, bestiality, and treason, which is preposterous.” One writer calls Bahati’s approach to homosexuality “largely radical … and seems to be informed by personal aversion towards gay sex. It’s particularly disturbing when the Bill seeks to make every citizen spy on the other and thereby intrude into other people’s privacy.


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