The Protest against Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009-Skye
DENOUNCE THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN THE PARLIAMENT OF UGANDA. PROTEST AT THE UGANDA DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN YOUR COUNTRY Dear Partners, Allies and Friends, As you already know, the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009." was recently tabled before the Parliament of Uganda. The Bill's provisions are draconian and among them are; • Any person alleged to be homosexual would be at risk of life imprisonment or in some circumstances the death penalty; • Any parent who does not denounce their lesbian daughter or gay son to the authorities would face fines of $ 2650.00 or three years in prison; • Any teacher who does not report a lesbian or gay pupil to the authorities within 24 hours would face the same penalties; • And any landlord or landlady who happens to give housing to a suspected homosexual would risk 7 years of imprisonment. • Similarly, the Bill threatens to punish or ruin the reputation of anyone who works with the gay or lesbian population, such as medical doctors working on HIV/AIDS, civil society leaders active in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, hence further undermining public health efforts to combat the spread of HIV; • All of the offences covered by the Bill as drafted can be applied to a Ugandan citizen who allegedly commits them - even outside Uganda!