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Word Gymnastics As Govt Opposes Passed Anti-Gay Bill

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side effects store http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-forecast/func_xml_parse.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The leader of government business and also Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, shocked the House when he stood up in a move to block the bill’s passing citing lack of quorum but he was ignored by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who chaired the sitting.


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“Madam Speaker, we cannot go ahead to pass this bill because the numbers in the house is not enough to effect quorum,” Mbabazi told the House.

Just as we exclusively reported months back that there were a number of MPs opposing the bill led Fox Odoi of West Budama county and Sam Owor Otada of Kiryandongo, it officially came out today on the floor when their signed report was openly presented.


Other two people who also appended their signatures in the report which all MPs in the House opposed apart from Mbabazi, include Abdu Katuntu of Bugweri and Chrispus Ayena of Oyam.


Interestingly, all those who wrote the minority report did not step in the House and the bill was passed in their absence leaving only Mbabazi opposing the bill against the whole House including his ruling NRM members.


Mbabazi also defended his stance that the government is still in consultation about the bill and MPs should, before passing but nobody toed to his idea and for the first time, he was booed by his junior Ministers and the ever “yes, yes” NRM MPs.


Meanwhile, the controversial ACT provides life imprisonment for actions of the offenders.


The bill was passed into an Act to promote the traditional marriages and the youth from practice of the same sex.


The ACT bars licensing of organisations which promote homosexuality and the Act provides seven years conviction to anybody who will aid and abate homosexuality.

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