Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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1 August 2014 — Constitutional Court Dismisses the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda

On 1 August 2014, the Ugandan constitutional court dismissed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which had caused controversy both in Uganda and across the world. The court ruled that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was null and void, citing procedural irregularities during its passage and asserting the vote cast on the Bill in Parliament technically lacked the necessary quorum to have been …

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20 March 2014 — Trans Activist from Uganda Granted Asylum in the U.S., Uganda

Nikilas (Nikki) Mawanda, a trans man and activist from Uganda and founder of an NGO in the country*,  was granted LGBTIQ+ asylum status in the U.S. on 20 March 2014. Asylum was granted months after fleeing his home in Uganda due to the state-sanctioned violence of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed by the Ugandan …

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14 February 2014 — The Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda

The Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law on 14 February 2014. The Bill criminalised any sexual acts and relations between people of the same sex. The maximum sentence for such offences would be the death penalty or life imprisonment. In the few years leading to the signing of the Bill into law, although the language …

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14 October 2009 — Anti-Homosexuality Bill Draft Introduced to Parliament, Uganda

On 14 October 2009 the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced to parliament in Uganda, sparking international outrage and condemnation. The Bill sought to further criminalise homosexuality in the country, imposing life imprisonment for those found guilty of engaging in homosexual acts, as well as imposing harsh penalties for those who failed to report known homosexuals to …

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