Ugandan MPs had been set to debate the bill, which could allow
the death penalty for homosexual acts in some cases, but parliament
was dissolved on Friday without any new legislation being
Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for
Africa, said: "We are relieved that the Anti-Homosexuality bill was
not passed into law today.
"This bill would have institutionalised the discrimination,
including harassment and arbitrary arrests, that LGBT people in
Uganda already face."
New Members of Parliament will be sworn in next week after
February 2011's general elections. The bill could be reintroduced
when the new parliament begins sitting then.
Ugandan and international rights organisations, including Amnesty
International, have been campaigning for parliament to reject the
bill, which also proposes life imprisonment for entering into a