Tag Archives: Frank Mugisha

UGANDA: Constitutional Court Strikes Down Anti-Homosexuality Act

Via the BBC: Uganda’s Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February. It ruled that the bill was passed by MPs in December without the requisite quorum and was therefore illegal. Homosexual acts were already illegal, but the new law allowed for life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banned the “promotion of homosexuality”. Several donors have …

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UGANDA: High Court Hears Challenge To Brutal Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

Uganda’s Constitutional Court is hearing a challenge to the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which calls for punishments up to life in prison for “crimes” such as “repeated homosexual acts.” The activists argue that the law was passed in parliament without the necessary quorum of lawmakers. The 10 petitioners – including two Ugandan rights organisations – also claim that the law violates the …

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Tweet Of The Day – Frank Mugisha

Buzzfeed has the story: Human rights advocates and opposition politicians filed a lawsuit against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act on Tuesday. The Anti-Homosexuality Act, which President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on February 24, imposes up to a life sentence for homosexuality and criminalizes advocating LGBT rights. The petitioners include activists Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda, trans activist Julian Pepe Onziema, …

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