Foreign Secretary William Hague has re-iterated the government's
opposition to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, urging local
officials to reject it.
Writing on micro-blogging site Twitter he said: "We oppose this
bill and will continue to raise our concerns with Ugandan
government. We urge Ugandan MPs to reject it."
He continued: "Our embassy is lobbying Ugandan gov & the UK
initiated a formal EU demarche to the Ugandan foreign minister on
Currently under review, the bill could see homosexuals either
placed in prison or - if earlier versions of the Bill are passed -
sentenced to the death penalty.
The proposed bill has been under a committee review for the past
48 hours and is expected to be either voted-in or rejected
A core supporter of the Bill told the parliamentary committee he
doesn't support the Bill's death penalty clause. Despite this,
Pastor Martin Ssempa still urged MPs to pass the legislation to
Naturally, global pressure is mounting and western political
figures are in sync with their opposition against it.
Currently, 40,000 people have also signed a petition echoing