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Here is Video of the Court Hearing Challenging Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act: WATCH

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Yesterday we reported that Uganda's Constitutional Court heard a petition challenging the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Uganda's NTV network reported on the proceedings and uploaded the segment to YouTube.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Guardian adds:

Judges have adjourned the hearings until Friday, when they are expected to rule on the quorum issue.

Ugandan state lawyers defended the law on Thursday, the second day of the hearings, asking judges to dismiss the petition. "There is no evidence about the quorum," state attorney Patricia Mutesa told the court in the capital, Kampala.

But prominent gay-rights activist Frank Mugisha, one of the petitioners, said he was optimistic that judges would rule in favour of scrapping the law. "I think that we could have a very good judgment tomorrow, and if we get that judgment then it's over – and we just have to celebrate," said Mugisha, who heads the Sexual Minorities Uganda group.

Anti-gay preacher Martin Ssempa, who was also in court, said he feared the "judicial abortion of our bill" due to international pressure.

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  1. looks like their proceedings happen in a lunchroom. seems fitting.

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 31, 2014 1:12:18 PM


  2. Looks like they top their former masters.....

    They look like five Masters of the Rolls !.....in a turd world country....it's all about show and trappings.
    No more aid to pay for gold brocade.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 31, 2014 1:41:27 PM


  3. Good luck to the activists. I hope that the international pressure leads to the destruction of this malicious law.

    Posted by: Rich | Jul 31, 2014 2:00:09 PM


  4. all this trouble created by scott lively and a handful of american evangelicals who, stymied at home, exported their hatred to somewhere they had a chance of winning.
    how many people they hurt doesn't seem to matter.

    Posted by: woody | Jul 31, 2014 2:45:46 PM


  5. all this trouble created by scott lively and a handful of american evangelicals who, stymied at home, exported their hatred to somewhere they had a chance of winning.
    how many people they hurt doesn't seem to matter.

    Posted by: woody | Jul 31, 2014 2:45:47 PM


  6. The more people hurt the happier Scott Lively feels.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 31, 2014 2:56:18 PM


  7. Why are there no white judges on the Bench ?

    Are there any practicing white barristers in Uganda ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 31, 2014 3:19:26 PM


  8. It will be fine if the law is invalidated, but so much damage has been done to so many lives that the bigots will still have scored a victory. And the degree of popular support shown for the law--whether it is real or simply window dressing frothed up to look like something the majority of Ugandans approve of-means that the country will be no safer in too many ways.
    Let us hope that Ssempa and Lively and the whole anti-human crew reap plentifully in their lives the misery they have sown in others.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jul 31, 2014 3:22:52 PM


  9. I hope the judges invalidate the law. It's heartening to see that they wear wigs and dresses.

    Posted by: "Acronym Jim | Aug 1, 2014 11:42:32 AM


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