Ugandan MP says anti-gay bill 'will be law soon'
- Ugandan MP says anti-gay bill 'will be law soon'
By Jessica Geen . October 28, 2010 - 17:43
David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who tabled a bill calling for gays to be jailed
or executed, says he is confident his bill will soon become law.
Speaking to CNN, he said: "We are very confident because this is a piece of
legislation that is needed in this country to protect the traditional family
here in Africa, and also protect the future of our children."
The bill, which shocked gay rights campaigners and even led to Sweden
threatening to withdraw aid from Uganda, was thought to have been shelved
after it was introduced last October.
It demanded the death penalty for people convicted of gay sex with minors or
while HIV-positive and lengthy jail sentences for others.
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