Rainbow Washed Black In Uganda With A Bill

Will a rainbow still show up after the storm in Uganda?
Will a rainbow still show up after the storm in Uganda?
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni: Homosexuality has no scientific basis; it's a choice.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni: Homosexuality has no scientific basis; it’s a choice.

Rainbow Washed Black In Uganda With A Bill

 

While part of the world is advocating for the rainbow after too much “storm” for LGBT rights, another part of it is inflicting a new storm to ravage it.

 

President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda, signed into a law a bill on Monday imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts which include life imprisonment, in some cases.

 

Despite the clamor aired by the West especially in support for the LGBT, Museveni defies with a strong conviction of the bill. He stated:

 

“We have been disappointed for a long time by the conduct of the West, the way you conduct yourselves there. Our disappointment is now exacerbated because we are sorry to see that you live the way you live, but we keep quiet about it. Now you say ‘you must also live like us’ — that’s where we say no.”

 

The bill was first introduced in 2009 which included a death penalty clause together with life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality. According to Amnesty International, “aggravated homosexual” includes “serial offenders,” HIV-infected people and sex with minors.

 

There have been a lot of changes, especially on the Museveni’s position, made since the bill was passed. Initially, he said that homosexuals are just “sick” and must be addressed with proper help and not imprisonment. But the wind’s direction changed this month when he said that scientist found no evidence that genetics has a bearing on being a homosexual. Instead, he said that it is a matter of choice of embracing such an abnormal behaviour.

 

There are 38 African countries where homosexuality is illegal. This is in line with sodomy laws that were introduced back in the colonial times. Before the bill was passed in Uganda, homosexual acts are subjected to 14 years of life in prison.

 

Will a rainbow still show up after the storm in Uganda?
Will a rainbow still show up after the storm in Uganda?

 

Rainbow Washed Black In Uganda With A Bill

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