Ugandan counterattack seeks to rescue anti-gay law

5 Aug

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Stanley Ntagali, archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali, archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda: “we urge Parliament to consider voting again on the Bill.”

Anti-gay leaders have started plotting their counterattack in the wake of last week’s court ruling that overturned Uganda’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act.

A group of Ugandan members of parliament announced today that they are collecting signatures calling for a new vote on the legislation within three days.

Their position is similar to that of  Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the anti-gay Church of Uganda, who on Aug. 4 urged parliament to “consider voting again on the Bill with the proper quorum in place.”

In addition, supporters of the law have called for an appeal to Uganda’s Supreme Court, seeking a reversal of the Constitutional Court ruling on Aug. 1 that overturned the law.

BuzzFeed reported today:

“A group of MPs led by Latif Sebagala said the petition for a re-vote had already collected…

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