Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law

1 Aug

My prediction too.

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At the Ugandan Constitutional Court, anti-gay Pastor Martin Ssempa was upset, while LGBT rights activists were jubilant. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson via Facebook) At the Ugandan Constitutional Court, anti-gay Pastor Martin Ssempa was upset, while LGBT rights activists were happy. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson via Facebook)

Uganda’s Constitutional Court today threw out the country’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act on the grounds that it was passed illegally without a quorum of parliament.

Fridah Mutesi, a plaintiffs’ attorney, stated:

“History has been made today in Uganda when the panel of five justices of appeal unanimously agreed with our submissions that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, was passed without a quorum and thus null and void under the supremacy of the Constitution.

“[Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s] action of omitting to ascertain the quorum on the 20th December  2013 after it had been raised three times was an illegality under the Constitution and the parliamentary rules of procedure.”

Because today’s action was not based on the content of the law, Uganda’s parliament might pass the same bill again —…

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