Friday, 17 January 2014

President Museveni Blocks Bahati Bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign off on a controversial anti-gay bill passed by his parliament, saying there are other ways of dealing with “abnormal” people.

The video below is from this article: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Opposes Anti-Gay Bill

President Yoweri Museveni's opposition to the bill comes despite pressure from evangelicals as well from lawmakers from his own party.  
But Frank Mugisha, a prominent Ugandan gay activist, said gays are not celebrating the president's words that were published Friday in Kampala's Daily Monitor newspaper, noting that his characterization of gays "creates more hatred" of them.  
In his letter to parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga, written days after lawmakers passed the bill in December, Museveni called for the bill to be revised and wondered what to do "with an abnormal person? Do we kill him/her? Do we imprison him/her? Or we do contain him/her?" Museveni said homosexuals need economic rehabilitation, not the threat of severe punishment.

When the president of the country is this ignorant, what hope is left for the average wo/man on the street?

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