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Anti-Homosexuality Bill: US Threatens Uganda

US Threatens Uganda Over Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Legislators, Ugandans and the President knew that things wouldn’t be easy in case the Anti-Homosexuality bill is passed especially from donor funds. Indeed the threats have already started flying in with the US warning that HIV/AIDS prevalence in Uganda might increase.

This is if the bill is passed into law. The government of Uganda has therefore been urged to make careful consideration before turning this bill into law.

Apparently, the bill threatens to undermine fundamental human rights according to the US. It could also reverse the gains achieved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The government of Uganda is therefore urged by the US government to reconsider the Anti-homosexuality bill.

This announcement and threats were issued by the US secretary of state Antony Blinken through his Twitter page.

“The Anti-Homosexuality Act passed by the Ugandan Parliament yesterday would undermine fundamental human rights of all Ugandans and could reverse gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We urge the Ugandan Government to strongly reconsider the implementation of this legislation.”

This bill which criminalizes same-sex relationships was passed this week by a majority of legislators. It’s waiting for the signature of President Museveni to turn into a law.

Uganda has now become the center of attention, especially over this yet-law-to-be. There is fear that major and most donor countries will rescind their aid to Uganda.

However, a majority of Ugandans are in support of the bill becoming a law. It is one of those issues that has widely brought Ugandans together. The majority of these have taken to social media sites to lash out at the threats.

Citizens are now waiting for Museveni to see how he waives off pressure from either sides. He clearly knows what’s at stake and it will be him to either play safe or go hard.

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