Uganda Anti-Gay Law Challenged in Court

Constitutional court petitioned to scrap the tough anti-gay law currently effective in Uganda. Signed in February this year by Uganda's veteran president, Yoweri Museveni, the law calls for homosexuals to be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and obliges Ugandans to denounce gay people to the authorities.

Activists argue that the law was passed in parliament without the necessary quorum of lawmakers. The prominent gay rights activist Frank Mugisha, one of the petitioners, said he was optimistic that judges would rule in favour of scrapping the law.

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The Guardian

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