Ugandan President to Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill into Law, Says Government Spokesman

MuseveniUgandan President Museveni plans to sign the anti-homosexuality bill into law, according to tweets from Ofwono Opondo, a government spokesperson.

Said Opondo:

"Pres Museveni has told NRM MPs he will assent the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law…This comes after 14 medical experts presented a report that homosexuality is not genetic but a social behaviour…The NRM caucus has welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants…Ugandan traditionalists, religious leaders & politicians have been urging Museveni to sign the Bill."

Museveni had objected to the way parliament had forced the bill through in December and refused to sign it, saying he intended to ask 'scientists' if being gay is a choice or not. Museveni's 'scientists' have reportedly concluded that it is a choice.

The bill penalizes anyone who aids or abets a known homosexual, and punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment.


(via buzzfeed)


  1. Phluidik says

    When you make a decision based on science; you’d better be damned sure you’re talking to scientists who do not ignore evidence that conflicts with their own opinions. Those folk aren’t scientists.

    Enjoy the state sanctioned genocidal witch hunts you just kicked off, museveni. And remember, hitler had ‘scientists’ too.

  2. Mike Ryan says

    SCREAM at your elected officials. DEMAND that any and ALL funding to Uganda and any other country that passes such laws be stopped today. NO money for ANYTHING – no matter how humanitarian you may think it is. Demand that these countries be thrown out of any world organizations that now allow them admittance.

  3. Jeff says

    This one is so hard to comment on yet not commenting seems to mistakenly coney it is not important. I grieve for this law. We cannot think it can’t happen anywhere at anytime. I want to fight for them…but how? Where to begin?

  4. Randy says

    The great Ugandan scientific establishment we’ve all heard so much about… after all they discovered penicillin and insulin and DNA, and invented magnetic resonance imaging, right?

    Oh, they didn’t? Nothing at all? Huh. I would have figured with such genius over there, surely they had done this.

  5. GregV says

    “…you’d better be damned sure you’re talking to scientists who do not ignore evidence that conflicts with their own opinions.”

    @Phludik: Not only that, but these so-called “experts” are also basically bring employed to come up with one conclusion only (regardless of any lack of evidence for it); to do otherwise, they risk imprisonment once the law goes through and the witchhunt for any non-hostile person begins.

    Otherwise, one would think that some weight would be held by the fact that all leading scientific organizations based in countries that are free to come to scientific conclusions are in unanimous disagreement.
    The ONLY countries where the appointed “experts” agree with these people are those countries where free speech does not exist. There, the “experts” say whatever they know they are either paid to say or will not be improsoned for saying.

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