The Ugandan MP who drafted the dreaded Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would impose the death penalty in certain cases of homosexuality, has told CNN that it will become law “soon”.
The bill was first tabled in Uganda’s parliament just over a year ago but it appeared that the government had lost its enthusiasm for the proposed law thanks to massive international condemnation.
David Bahati, however, told CNN this week that he was still confident that it will become law.
“…this is a piece of legislation that is needed in this country to protect the traditional family here in Africa, and also protect the future of our children,” Bahati said.
He added: “Every single day of my life now I am still pushing that it passes.”
The proposed law would impose the death penalty on those accused of “aggravated” homosexuality.
It would also maintain the current life sentence for gay sex as well as making it illegal to lobby for LGBT equality, provide any support for LGBT people or even write about LGBT rights.
People would face imprisonment if they do not turn in gays and lesbians to the authorities.