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Uganda Vote Pushed to Friday

Uganda Vote Pushed to Friday

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Outrage over proposed legislation unrelated to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill caused a walkout of female MPs, postponing Ugandan lawmakers from making the final decision on the antigay legislation to Friday.

The Marriage and Divorce Bill and the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill were the two pieces of legislation that drew ire from the female MPs, according to Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin. Parliament will reconvene Friday with the Anti-Homosexuality bill on the schedule for a vote.

A spokesperson told Warren Throckmorton that Friday is the last day the current 8th Parliament can legislate. The swearing-in ceremonies are scheduled for the 9th Parliament on Monday. The Anti-Homosexuality bill could also be pushed to the next Parliamentary term.

Read a full report on the status in Uganda here.

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