Uganda’s Supreme Court Faces Landmark Appeal Over Anti-Gay Legislation Amidst International Condemnation

Kampala, Uganda — Rights activists and a Ugandan politician initiated an appeal to Uganda’s Supreme Court on Thursday, striving to overturn a prior ruling that affirmed the Anti-Homosexuality Act, known for imposing some of the toughest penalties globally, including the death penalty and life imprisonment for homosexual acts. Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, representing the appellants, confirmed the submission of the appeal, marking a critical juncture in the fight against the legislation. The pushback comes after Uganda’s Constitutional Court in April upheld the severe anti-gay legislation enacted last year, dismissing arguments that it breached the country’s constitution. … Read more

Uganda’s Constitutional Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law, Sparking Outrage from LGBT Activists

Kampala, Uganda – Uganda’s constitutional court has made a ruling regarding the country’s controversial anti-gay law. On Wednesday, the court declined to annul or grant a permanent injunction against the enforcement of the law, which has been met with fierce opposition from the LGBT community and human rights activists. The judges acknowledged that the law does infringe on certain fundamental human rights, but ultimately decided against nullifying it. The case before the court involved petitioners who were questioning the law’s violation of equal protection for all Ugandans. However, the panel of five judges, led by … Read more

Uganda’s Discriminatory Legislation Threatens Public Health and Human Rights

Kampala, Uganda – The recent implementation of a severe anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law in Uganda has raised concerns about the potential health crisis that could ensue. The legislation, signed by President Yoweri Museveni, not only imposes harsh penalties on individuals convicted of homosexuality but also criminalizes advocacy for the rights of the L.G.B.T.Q. community. This new law has sparked outrage among human rights advocates and medical professionals due to its potential impact on public health. Activists argue that by further stigmatizing and criminalizing L.G.B.T.Q. individuals, the law hinders their access to essential healthcare services. This poses a … Read more

Congressman Tim Walberg Faces Backlash for Alleged Support of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law

Tipton, Michigan – Congressman Tim Walberg, a Republican from Tipton, is facing criticism after video footage emerged showing him encouraging Uganda’s leaders to stand firm against international pressure and condemnation. The lawmakers passed a law that imposes the death penalty for acts of “aggravated homosexuality.” Walberg made these remarks during the country’s national prayer breakfast at the president’s residence in Kampala. He clarified that he does not support the criminalization of homosexuality, according to his office. Uganda has drawn widespread condemnation since enacting a law in May 2023 that outlaws gay marriage and imposes life … Read more