Social media take on Uganda’s new ‘no homo’ law

By BY KHIKAMI OBBAYI
In Kenya News Feed
Feb 24th, 2014
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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, defying international pressure and criticism that the bill elicited in it’s initial stages. Museveni’s assenting the law comes despite fierce criticism outside Uganda from US President Barack Obama and South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu.

Desmond Tutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay bill http://t.co/ISMJjphhTK

— Odilia Rivera Santos (@LatinaAuthor) February 24, 2014

Salutes Uganda president!

— Erick Naim (@ofericknaim) February 24, 2014

Though there are those in support of the new legislation which blames the west for recruiting and pressuring people to ‘come out’, there are those who fault the president on criminalization of what they believe to be a personal matter.

“You cannot have a right to be a sick human being. There is no right in homosexuality. It must be cured.” #Antigaybill #Uganda

— LuBahle_Luu (@LuAngelo_G) February 24, 2014

As the US makes progress in gay rights, Uganda signs an Anti-Homosexuality Bill that criminalizes homosexuality. http://t.co/m0TBKmCLJy

— Talia Day (@taliamday) February 24, 2014

Sad to hear that Uganda’s Pres signed the #AHBUganda criminalizing homosexuality. Love & Sexual orientation are not a crime. Sad day.

— Sandra Gaveta (@sandragaveta) February 24, 2014

“You cannot have a right to be a sick human being. There is no right in homosexuality. It must be cured.” #Antigaybill #Uganda

— LuBahle_Luu (@LuAngelo_G) February 24, 2014

“We thank our president for taking such a bold move despite pressure from a section of foreign organisations. The law is for the good of Uganda, the current and the future generations,” said David Bahati, the lawmaker behind the bill. Museveni recently signed into law anti-pornography.

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