Ugandan Lawmakers, Religious Leaders Push To Revive Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the push from Ugandan lawmakers and religious leaders to re-introduce the anti-gay law that the Ugandan Constitutional court struck down last week.

Associated Press/New York Times: Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law
“Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said Wednesday…” (8/6).

Reuters: Ugandan parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law
“Uganda’s parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort said on Wednesday, a move that could once again damage relations with the West…” (Biryabarema, 8/6).

Washington Post: Ugandan lawmakers promise to revive their anti-gay law, just days after the country’s constitutional court struck it down
“Just days after the country’s constitutional court struck it down, some Ugandan lawmakers and religious leaders are pushing to revive the country’s controversial law that criminalized homosexuality with a maximum sentence of life in prison…” (Ohlheiser, 8/5).

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