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MPs Move To Block Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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However, it has emerged that two MPs have written a parallel report differing from that of the line committee.


Hon. Fox Odoi, MP West Budama North and Sam Owor Otada of Kiryandongo have authored a minority report condemning the original work and general report made by the committee.


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Contacted, Fox Odoi declined to comment saying he is the chairman of Rules and Parliamentary Privileges committee and therefore cannot “comment on something which is not yet on the floor of Parliament.” But he confirmed there was a minority report. He denied appending his signature on it.


Meanwhile, Owor Otada confirmed signing the minority report and defended his move, saying while he does not support homosexuality, he abhors the proposed legislation.


“Gayism is bad but how about our children at schools? We don’t know what they are going through and when they become victims can we kill them?” he asked.


He said he is standing for the truth and the government should not be allowed to enter people’s bedroom.


“Two consenting adults in their bedroom should not be other people’s business,” he added.


He further noted the existing laws which prohibit same sex marriage were “adequate,” adding, “If the anti-gay bill is passed it is just going to be a redundant law.”


The confidential report is under key and lock in room number, 028 on the ground floor of Parliament.


It recommends the withdrawal of the Bill from Parliament, adding, it should not be debated “since the existing government laws and traditional practices are adequate in guarding against gayism.”


Sources say some activists have been persuading committee members, Ayena Odongo and Bugweri County MP, Abdu Katuntu to call for withdraw of the Bill from Parliament.


Just recently a powerful American organization which supports homosexuality met Abdu Katuntu, who is also the shadow (opposition) Attorney General in Parliament.


Kennedy Kelly foundation of the former US President also met Museveni last week at State House.


The Bill has been widely condemned by western countries, with President Barack Obama describing it as “odious.”


But Ugandan MPs say the Bill will protect the country’s moral fabric, traditional marriage and cultural values from being destroyed by homosexuality.

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