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Friday, 20 December 2013

Taking Babylon America by the horns: Uganda MPs give Ugandans a Christmas gift by passing the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 and Bill against miniskirts(Anti-pornography Bill, 2011)

Parliament passes 'Anti-Homosexuality' Bill 
Publish Date: Dec 20, 2013
Parliament passes 'Anti-Homosexuality' Bill

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga

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By Cyprian Musoke
Parliament has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009, which proposes life imprisonment for homosexual acts.


A proposal for a 14-year-sentence for those convicted for homosexual acts, which the bill criminalises, was rejected by Members of Parliament who instead maintained the life imprisonment proposal.

However, Prime minister Amama Mbabazi said there would be further “consultations” on part of the government.


By Monitor Reporter

Posted  Friday, December 20   2013 at  13:23

Parliament has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009, which proposes life imprisonment for homosexual acts.
A proposal for a 14-year-sentence for those convicted for homosexual acts, which the Bill criminalises, was rejected by Members of Parliament who instead maintained the life imprisonment proposal.
After voting to pass the Bill into law MPs asked the President to assent to it fast enough so it becomes law. They also passed a motion thanking the House Speaker for the “gift”.
The Bill is the third to be passed in less than twenty fours, after the passing of the Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2010, this morning and the Anti-Pornography Bill, 2011, on Thursday.

MPs pass Bill against miniskirts


The new legislation outlaws such outfits.
The new legislation outlaws wearing such outfits.  

By Yasiin Mugerwa & Nelson Wesonga

Posted  Thursday, December 19   2013 at  22:00
In Summary

The Bill defines pornography as any cultural practice, form of behaviour or form of communication or speech or information or literature or publication in whole or in part or news story or entertainment or stage play or broadcast or music or dance or art or graphic or picture or photography or video recording or leisure activity or show or exhibition. 

Parliament- Parliament yesterday passed the Anti-pornography Bill, 2011, a new piece of legislation that seeks among others to ban wearing of miniskirts and further clarify the offence of pornography in Uganda’s laws.
The government rode on its view that pornography has become such an “insidious social problem” in the country to get the Bill through Parliament. While some lawmakers claimed that the bill violates people’s rights, majority agreed with the government and enacted the Bill.
“With the enactment of the Bill, my dream has been fulfilled,” said Fr Simon Lokodo, the Ethics minister.
However, some MPs complained that the Bill’s definition of pornography was too broad and that it went against Uganda’s tradition of being tolerant of cultural diversity.
The Bill provides for the creation of the Anti-Corruption Committee that will implement the law.
Mr Steven Tashobya, the chairperson of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee whose docket administered the Bill, said pornography fuels sexual crimes against children and women, including rape and child molestation.
The committee said that though the various laws already in existence prohibit pornography, there is no single law to comprehensively deal with the problem of pornography.
What the Bill says
The Bill defines pornography as any cultural practice, form of behaviour or form of communication or speech or information or literature or publication in whole or in part or news story or entertainment or stage play or broadcast or music or dance or art or graphic or picture or photography or video recording or leisure activity or show or exhibition.
It also prohibits any combination of the preceding that depicts unclothed or under clothed parts of the human body such as breasts, thighs, buttocks and genitalia, a person engaged in explicit sexual activities or conduct; erotic behaviour intended to cause sexual excitement and any indecent act or behaviour tending to corrupt morals.



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