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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Uganda government begins to contradict its self on the Anti-Homosexuality Law: The Government Of the Republic of Uganda re affirms that no activities of individuals groups companies or organizations will be affected by the Act. The Intention Of The Act is to stop promotion and exhibition of homosexual practices



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This is a very serious contradiction . The million dollar question is; What if  the activities of  groups, companies or organization aim at promoting homosexuality.

Uganda clarifies on anti-homosexuality law 
Publish Date: Jul 07, 2014
Uganda clarifies on anti-homosexuality law

President Museveni signed the bill into law on Febuary 24, 2014. PHOTO/Abu Mwesigwa
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The government of Uganda has clarified its position on the Anti-homosexuality Act.  In a statement released Monday afternoon the Government said the Act was misrepresented.

“…its enactment has been misinterpreted as a piece of legislation intended to punish and discriminate against people of a "homosexual orientation", especially by our development partners," read the statement in part
Here is the full statement.


Five Suspected Homosexuals arrested


By Robert Owot

Posted  Wednesday, July 9   2014 at  13:06
In Summary
The new law, signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February this year, imposes jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" which includes homosexual sex with a minor or while HIV-positive

Police in Pader district have arrested five people suspected to be promoting the act of homosexuality in the district.

The suspects were arrested in the period of one week after the tip off by the locals, who accused the suspects of moving within the schools in the district, promoting the practice which was early this year criminalized by the Anti-homosexual Act 2014.

It’s alleged that the suspects have been carrying out clandestine movements in both primary and secondary schools in the district luring the pupils and students into the practice.
The OC Pader Central Police Station, Mr Romeo Ojara Onek, confirmed the arrest, adding that police is still investigating the matter.

He said among the arrested suspects include two businessmen, one teacher, and two students who are allegedly recruiting and promoting the act.

“The suspects’ medical report is out and their files have been forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for advice, pending prosecution,” Mr Onek said.

Last year one of the teachers in the district reported a similar case to Pader district authorities.
This comes barely a month after the United States announced it had cut aid to Uganda and cancelled a military exercise in response to the Anti-homosexuality law that allegedly imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality.

The new law, signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February this year, imposes jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" which includes homosexual sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.
Widely condemned by donor countries, the law also criminalizes lesbianism for the first time and makes it a crime to "help" individuals engage in homosexual acts.