Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Death for “Serial Offenders”

A blog named Waking Up Now has gone through the fine detail of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As has been widely reported, the Bill mandates the death penalty for “Aggravated Homosexuality”, which has been understood to mean homosexual rape and the deliberate/reckless spreading of HIV.

It turns out that this is not the whole story: the blog author shows that “Aggravated Homosexuality” also refers to  anyone who is a “serial offender” against any of the provisions in the Bill, which makes it illegal for adults to engage in any homosexual activity, for anyone to facilitate such activity, or for anyone “in authority” (vaguely defined) not to report such activity to the police. Anyone found guilty of committing a second offence of any kind will have committed “Aggravated Homosexuality”.

I looked at some of the religious figures promoting the bill here

Hat tip: Harry’s Place.

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  3. […] For more background on Oyet, see here. Oyet is correct that ”aggravated homosexuality” refers to repeat “offences” between consenting adults, although the Bill’s supporters have usually sought to downplay this point, which becomes apparent only when several passages in the Bill are cross-referenced. […]

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