Ugandan Parliament gets 500,000 signatures opposing anti-gay bill
In Uganda, 500,000 signatures of persons opposing the anti-homosexuality bill - which would condemn certain gays to death - slated for debate before the country's parliament have been handed in , asking for the legislation's rejection.
A delegation headed by an Anglican priest turned the document in, saying that the bill is anti-humanitarian.
According to theAssociated Press, “A delegation including Anglican priest Canon Gideon Byamugisha delivered the petition to Uganda's parliament on Monday. Byamugisha says the bill teaches intolerance and hatred and is counter to the constitution's anti-discrimination laws.”
Speaker of parliament Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuk said the bill will be debated soon.