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Over 100 MPs Have Signed To Bring Back Anti-Gay Law

Over 100 members have so far signed a document calling for the re-commitment of anti-homosexual act to Parliament.

While Tuesday addressing Journalists at Parliament, Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebagala, one of the people championing for the re commitment of the act said that the press conference was called to assure all religious leaders and Ugandans that they (MPs) have not back tracked on the Anti-Homosexuality act.

“We are asking all MPs to come and sign for all those who are support the Anti-Homosexuality Act. We want the speaker to allow us suspend our rules of procedure so we can have the Act back and passed.”

He added that it is possible for the bill to be passed within three days and they are happy that most MPs have reacted positively towards the initiative.

“Whether we stay hungry and get no donations we shall pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act again as Mps,” he said.

Kampala Woman MP, Nabillah Ssempala said she is glad the bill is back “because we shall preserve our culture, anual sex is not African.” “Some women are being subjected to anal sex because their men can’t have fellow men and this should be included in the bill.”

“I am a member of the caucus and we shall pass it from there to parliament whether one wants it or not,” said Igara West mp, Rafeal Magezi.

“The court did not nullify the principal of the law but the method of its passing therefore the law will come back,” said Bufumbira East MP, Eddie Kwizera.

Uganda’s Constitutional Court Friday annulled the 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.

The decision of the court was met with anger from the public and religious leaders. In his reaction to the ruling, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, on Sunday said the court ruling was a big surprise and great disappointment to the church, other religious leaders and many Ugandans.

The youth leader of the biggest opposition political party, FDC, Francis Mwijukye while reacting to the ruling advised religious leaders and others who are against the court ruling to blame Mr Museveni for lying to them, saying the president who conned them by signing a nullity into law.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi shortly after the ruling said he was going to appeal in the Supreme Court.

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