TV News LIES

Saturday, Oct 25th

Last update07:04:56 PM GMT

You are here News International Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void' by constitutional court

Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void' by constitutional court

E-mail Print PDF

Uganda anti gay law annulledGay rights activists in Uganda and around the world are celebrating a decision by the country's constitutional court to strike down a widely condemned anti-gay law on a legal technicality.

A panel of five judges ruled on Friday that the speaker of parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote on the measure despite at least three objections that not enough MPs were in attendance.

"The speaker was obliged to ensure that there was quorum," the court said in its ruling. "We come to the conclusion that she acted illegally."

While celebrating the ruling, activists warned that homosexuality remains a criminal offence in the east African country under colonial-era laws.

The fiercely controversial statute represented a dramatic toughening of the penalties. It banned the "promotion of homosexuality" and enabled life sentences to be imposed for various same-sex acts, including touching in public or living in a same-sex marriage.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Dozens killed in attack on Egypt army post

Egyptian army post attackedAn attack on an army checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday killed at least 25...

Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem

Jerussalem attackA three-month old baby has died and eight other people are wounded – one seriously –...

Boko Haram 'abducts dozens more women and girls' in Nigeria

Boko HaramDozens more women and girls have been abducted by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram a day...

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired

Canadian parliament enteredA gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!