Uganda ruling party agrees to review anti-gay bill

The ruling party of Uganda has decided that the recently passed anti-gay bill should be sent back to parliament for reconsideration.

The decision was made during a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the party chairman.

The MPs have proposed amendments to the bill for improvement, but it is unclear what changes the president wishes to make.

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The bill proposes life imprisonment for individuals who identify as LGBT, and the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality.

After a bill is passed, the president has approximately a month to sign it, veto it, or send it back to parliament for amendment and re-tabling.

President Museveni has previously expressed that the topic of homosexuality needs more discussion and understanding.

The bill was passed with the support of the ruling party and the opposition, but critics argue that it promotes homophobia and violates the country’s constitution, and that it will impact anyone suspected of being LGBT.

The ruling party holds the majority in parliament, which means that their position on any legislation always prevails.

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