• Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Uganda ranks #33 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(96%) No
Yes (4%)

History

Homosexual activity in Uganda

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Aug 1, 2014–Aug 1, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
7 to 14 years in prison under the penal code act of 1950. Not enforced. The president of Uganda said that his citizens don't engage in these practices. Uganda just had its first pride parade in June 2018.
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Current status
(since Aug 1, 2014)
Male illegal, female uncertain
Previous bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. However, homosexual conduct is still explicitly illegal and is punishable by imprisonment.
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Feb 24, 2014–Jul 31, 2014
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Under this bill, "aggravated homosexuality" is punishable by imprisonment for life. Includes provisions which make it illegal to aid homosexuality, touch with the intent of homosexuality, and promote homosexuality. Allows extradition for homosexuality-related offenses.

Earlier referred to internationally as the "Kill the Gays" bill when first proposed on October 13, 2009, life imprisonment was substituted for the death penalty following international pressure.

Prior to this bill, homosexuality was illegal under Section 145 of the penal code, punishable by up to life imprisonment.
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Jan 1, 2014–Jan 1, 2016
Male illegal, female legal
10 years punishment
Sources:
cphpost.dk
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Jun 15, 1950–Feb 24, 2014
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Section 145 of the penal code indicates any carnal knowledge against nature is punishable for 7 years to life in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in Uganda

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Current status
(since Apr 1, 1904)
Not legal
Marriage in Uganda is defined as a union between a man and a woman.
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Apr 1, 1904–Jul 4, 2018
Unrecognized
In all of Africa.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Uganda

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Not possible to change gender on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Uganda

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Uganda

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Jun 15, 1904–May 2, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation discrimination protections through human rights institute.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1904)
No protections
As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people are very present. Most recently, the anti-homosexuality bill tried to make it illegal for any person to not report an LGBT individual.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Uganda

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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1904)
Ambiguous
Sexual orientation discrimination protections under human rights institute.
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Current status
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Uganda

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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1904)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Uganda

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Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
there is no certain laws that outlaw gays serving in military. but intense discrimination prevents gays from serving openly.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Uganda

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2014)
Equal
Set age of Consent. but Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
www.google.ca
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Blood donations by MSMs in Uganda

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Current status
Legal
No information.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Uganda

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Current status
Not banned
homosexuality is illegal there. As well people beat up lgbt people if they find out.
Sources:
No
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