Uganda's constitutional court rules anti-gay law does not violate constitution

By Risdel Kasasira, 8 April
Flag of Uganda (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
Flag of Uganda (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday upheld an anti-gay law that allows the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” despite widespread condemnation from rights groups and others abroad. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law in May last year. The law is supported by many in the East African country, where some see it as behavior imported from abroad and not a sexual orientation. One activist petitioner quickly vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court judges said the law was legally passed by parliament and does not violate the constitution. Homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law criminalizing sexual activity “against the order of nature.” The punishment for that offense is life imprisonment.
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