On March 9, a new bill that calls for severe new punishments for same-sex relationships was introduced to Uganda’s parliament.
The speaker of parliament, Annet Anita Among, has already referred the bill to a parliamentary committee for review. It is assumed that this is the first stage in an expedited procedure to adopt the proposal into law.
While the length of the legislative procedure is unknown, it has been stated that lawmakers would vote on the bill one at a time in front of their fellow colleagues.
Anyone who partakes in same-sex conduct or “holds out” as LGBTQ might be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison under the new law.
Sexual minorities would be permitted to speak at “a public hearing” that would take place. In a speech, Annet Anita Among, who made the announcement, said;
“Let the general public, including homosexuals, to express their opinions.
You must now reveal to us if you are a homo or not.