Monday, 17 December 2012

Return of Section 28

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

What should have been a headline of delight:

Has taken a rather more ominous turn for the worse.

The president said: “If there are some homosexuals, we shall not kill or persecute them but there should be no promotion of homosexuality."

It looks as though he may be about to push for a version of the UK's Section 28 Act, which came into force under the Tory government in 1988, and was not repealed until 2003.

The main premise of Section 28 was:

A local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".

Effectively banning teachers and civil servants from even mentioning that gay people might exist, yet alone have sex. Condemning generations of young people to feeling bad about themselves and being unable to talk openly about their sexuality.

Sound familiar?

It's already left people asking the same questions that were asked in Britian in 1988:

Did anyone ever asked what they mean by promotion? This makes no sense! may be time for pension!

He is just reinforcing the parliament's desire to pass the bill.

They use the word promotion. May be they mean protection! Because I have never seen any one demanding promotion.

Promotion, Promotion, Museveni is misinformed about homosexuality. He said he will not allow promoting homosexuality. I wonder who told him that you can promote a sexual orientation!

Clear as mud.

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