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Monday, 11 August 2014

Kadaga on spot over anti-gay law: Christians march to parliament

Kadaga on spot over anti-gay law: Christians march to parliament


The group of Christians from Portbell Road Fellowship
The group of Christians from Portbell Road Fellowship led by their pastor hand their petition to Ms Kadaga. Photo By Lubowa Abubaker 
By Abubaker Lubowa

Posted  Monday, August 11  2014 at  13:44

As MPs collect signatures to force a recommitting of the annulled anti-homosexuality law, word in certain NGO circles is that Speaker Rebecca Kadaga owes the country an explanation.
The view that the otherwise popular Speaker should tell Ugandans why she allowed the law to be enacted pass without the necessary quorum seems to be gaining currency.
Meanwhile, a group of Christians from Portbell Road Fellowship led by their pastors have petitioned Ms Kadaga over the nullified Anti-Homo Sexuallity law.
Constitution Court recently nullified the law that was passed by President Yoweri Museveni in February this year, on grounds that there was no quorum in parliament at the time it was passed.
Anti-Homosexuality law
The Christians' message. Photo by Lubowa Abubaker
In their petition, the group that first matched from Nakawa to Parliament in a Monday morning protest claimed they are aggrieved by the Constitutional Court ruling on August 1, 2014, which over the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.

“We still need this law to help curb funding, promotion of homosexuality and to protect our people, especially children from being recruited into this dehumanizing lifestyle. We are behind the MPs who have up to have the law re-tabled in parliament,” read part of the petition signed by Pastor Wilber Mukisa, chairman Portbell Road Pastor’s Fellowship.
Anti-Homosexuality law
Photo by Lubowa Abubaker