Entry #1373: Homosexual activity in Uganda

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RegionUganda
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female uncertain
Start DateAug 1, 2014
End DateMay 2, 2021
DescriptionPrevious bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. However, homosexual conduct is still explicitly illegal and is punishable by imprisonment.
Sourceshttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-void http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28605400


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End Date(NONE)May 2, 2021

Revision by vviet93

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  • Status is not correct "It is still life imprisonment. Check page 199 and 200 from this report. Also, it is certain with females too. They ammended the constitution for this. Please research a little better. This is dangerous misrepresentation. https://ilga.org/state-sponsored-homophobia-report-2019 "
  • Status is not correct "First parade in 2012, held til banned by govt in 2016 and 2017. Status of 2018 and 2019 events uncertain."

Revision by vviet93

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ValueLegalMale illegal, female uncertain
NotePrevious bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. Although still homophobia is widespread.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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Previous bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. Although still homophobia is widespread. However, homosexual conduct is still explicitly illegal and is punishable by imprisonment.
Sourceshttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-voidhttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-void

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28605400
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-void http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-void http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28605400

Revision by robertshippey

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NotePrevious bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. Although still homophobia is widespread.
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Previous bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. Although still homophobia is widespread.
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "This is horribly wrong. The new extremely strict law was struck down, but the previous sodomy law is still very much in effect. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Uganda#Statutes"

robertshippey created this entry.