A Ugandan parliamentary panel has said that there is limited support for the notorious anti-gay bill in that country’s parliament, reports Sapa-AFP.
The news agencies said MP’s tasked with reviewing the bill admitted that there are far more serious issues to consider in parliament.
“I think it is useless and will not achieve what it intends to achieve,” said Alex Ndeezi, a member of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.
At this point there appears to be little enthusiasm to pass the bill, which has been slated by governments and human rights organisations around the world.
The proposed legislation, which would impose the death penalty in cases of “aggravated homosexuality”, was expected to be tabled before the house in February but no action has yet been taken to do so.
Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda under existing laws.