Thursday, 9 January 2014

London Protests the Bahati Bill

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Today, a large rally was held in London to protest the adoption of Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill.

The protesters chanted: “Gay rights in Uganda. Gay rights in Africa. Gay rights everywhere” and “2-4-6-8. Museveni, don’t hesitate. 3-5-7-9. Stop the anti-gay bill, don’t sign.”

The protestors made four key demands:

  1. We urge President Yoweri Museveni to not sign the bill.
  2. We call on the Ugandan parliament to repeal the current criminalisation of homosexuality under sections 145, 146 and 148 of the penal code.
  3. We urge the Members of Parliament to vote against the bill if it is brought back to parliament.
  4. We ask Ugandan and international political, cultural, religious and business leaders to speak out against the Bill and to defend the human rights of LGBTI Ugandans.

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