"Kill the Gays" Bill Is Back and Moving Faster Than Before
BY Lucas Grindley
July 29 2011 2:05 PM ET
The on-again, off-again plan to kill the gays in Uganda is back once more. And this time proponents are moving more quickly to ensure they don't run out of time to vote.
Uganda expert Warren Throckmorton reports that Otto Odonga, a member of parliament, expects the Anti-Homosexuality Bill could return by the end of August. Odonga is known for once having said he'd kill his son if he were gay.
The Eighth Parliament's session expired earlier this year without a vote on the bill, but the legislation is on a faster track in the Ninth Parliament. Odonga said the bill is “back from the perspective of the new parliament starting from where the last parliament ended.”
The bill's language had seemed to change many times before it failed to come up for a vote. But a provision that included the death penalty as punishment for an evolving list of "crimes" seems to still be on the table, Throckmorton reports.
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