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Uganda Parliamentary Speaker Expects Passage of New Anti-Gay Law

Ugandan Parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said she expects lawmakers to restore anti-gay legislation nullified by a court on procedural grounds.

Lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala last week began circulating a petition to re-introduce a law imposing hasher sentences for homosexual acts. The constitutional court annulled the Anti-Homosexual Act on Aug. 1 because it was passed without a requisite parliamentary quorum. More than 200 of the country’s about 385 legislators have signed a petition promising to support bringing back similar legislation, according to Kadaga.