Published On: Mon, Feb 24th, 2014

Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill, calls homosexuals ‘mercenaries’ and ‘prostitutes’

Less than a week after the President of Gambia,  Yahya Jammeh gave a speech chock full of anti-homosexual rhetoric, the president from a African nation across the continent has just sign an “anti-gay” bill, which will allow homosexuals to be jailed for long terms, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays.


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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said the following,”Homosexuals are actually mercenaries. They are heterosexual people but because of money they say they are homosexuals. These are prostitutes because of money.”

The United States President Barack Obama has harshly criticized Uganda’s anti-gay laws and Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US  was reviewing its relationship with Uganda now that the bill has been enacted.

Museveni’s decision to sign the anti-gay bill has some countries responding with their money. Al Jazeera reports that The Netherlands froze a $9.6m subsidy to Uganda’s legal system, arguing that “if the judiciary is to enforce such laws, we do not wish to assist that process”.

In addition, Denmark and Norway said they would redirect around $8.5m each in government aid towards private sector initiatives, aid agencies and rights organizations.



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