A Ugandan MP has tabled a new bill that could mean the death penalty for gay and transgender citizens convicted of "aggravated homosexuality". The bill, which calls for citizens to tell the authorities about those they believe to be gay, has been called a prelude to "the final solution" by some Ugandan gay rights activists. Introduced by MP David Bahati, the bill would extend Uganda's already tough anti-gay laws to prescribe the death penalty for those charged with "aggravated homosexuality".........Will the bill pass? John Otekat Emile, an independent Ugandan MP, gave an interview to the BBC saying that the bill had a "99% chance" of passing if no one intervened.But there is something we can do. The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Campaign (IGLHRC) have set up an urgent email initiative calling on the Ugandan Parliament to dismiss the bill. Click here now and help stop Uganda from passing this anti-gay law.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
posted by: Steve W. 6 hours ago
Posted by De Sube at 10/25/2009 05:23:00 PM