Petition started calling on Uganda to scrap all anti-gay laws

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A petition has been started calling for all anti-gay legislation to be scrapped in Uganda.

The petition, started by the Out and Proud Diamond Group African LGBTI, not only calls for proposed anti-gay legislation to be scrapped, but also asks for Constitutional Amendments and amendments to the Penal Code, as well as protections for LGBT people.

Last year the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill increasing already harsh penalties for those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality.”

Despite the law having been found unconstitutional on a technicality earlier this year, Ugandan politicians have promised that a new, harsher law, will be voted on by Christmas.

The new version of Uganda’s anti-gay law could effectively make all gay and lesbian people homeless, and equates homosexuality to bestiality.

It was announced earlier this week that Uganda will be hosting the 2017 World Cross Country Championships, and yesterday Musveni said Uganda was a “better destination” than Spain for tourists.

The petition can be signed here.