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Museveni appears to have softened stance

Thu 14 Aug 2014 In: International News View at Wayback

Yoweri Museveni Uganda’s President appears to have had a change of heart on gay rights, telling legislators any re-enacted anti-gay law should respect the rights of two consenting adults who engage in same-sex relationships. MPs want to push the canned Anti-Homosexuality Act back through. “I have no problem with two adults consenting to doing their things privately, but I have a problem with those who are luring our young people,” Yoweri Museveni said, according to an Observer source. He reportedly told MPs he had gone through a difficult time on the international scene ever since he publicly assented to the controversial law in February. It appears he wants a law that punishes “only those who promote the act of homosexuality, not those who practice it in private”. Read more here     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 14th August 2014 - 11:33am

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