'Kill the Gays' bill looms; it's time to prepare protests

Published: February 19, 2013

Prepare to protest, opponents of the “Kill the Gays” bill say, as the measure comes ever closer to consideration on the floor of the Ugandan parliament.

Today the Anti-Homosexuality Bill had moved up to No. 1 on the Notice of Business to Follow after action on the day’s parliamentary agenda is completed.

“Prepare your solidarity actions, please. The time is dawning on us,” stated the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. an alliance of groups opposing the bill.

The coalition said, “The bill is likely to be tabled anytime this week or early next week.
It has moved up to No.1 on the order of business to follow. This means that after parliament is done with the order paper business, [the bill] could jump onto the order paper officially.”

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