Uganda’s anti-gay politicos are upping the hateful ante ahead of this month’s CHOGM summit. A number of head parliamentarians are urging the government to use the biennial meeting of Commonwealth Nations to crack down on Uganda’s gays. Said MP Ishaa Otto during a press conference Monday:
CHOGM is an opportunity for the government to send a clear message that gays are not welcome in Uganda. It’s unfortunate that the government is silent as if there is nothing happening. The society must rise up against homosexuality before it’s too late
The government should urgently table a new bill that criminalizes homosexuality with punitive amendments that guarantee arrests to prevent the spread of gay practices.
Otto isn’t alone on this one. MP Ssebuliba Mutumba warned that leniency for the lavender set will lead to a “morally corrupt society”. Too late.