Museveni signs into law Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has assented to law the Anti-Homosexuality Act amid pressures and criticisms.
The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Anita Among, expressed gratitude to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for assenting the act citing the protection of family values and cultural aspirations as key motives.
“As the Parliament of Uganda, we have answered the cries of our people. We have legislated to protect the sanctity of family as per Article 31 of the Constitutionof Uganda. We have stood strong to defend our culture and aspirations of our people as per objectives 19 & 24 of natinal objectives and directiveprinciples of state policy,” wrote the speaker in part on her Twitter page.
Speaker Among extended her appreciation to the people of Uganda for their prayers and support throughout the legislative process, highlighting the parliament’s commitment to upholding the constitution.
She urged those responsible for enforcing the Anti-Homosexuality Act to carry out their duties fairly and firmly, as dictated by the will of the Ugandan people.
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