BREAKING: Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law
The BBC is reporting that the Constitutional Court in Uganda has annulled the anti-gay law, which was introduced earlier this year.
The law, which was introduced this year, has been widely condemned by world leaders, including President Obama, who called it ‘odious.’
The UK’s deputy PM Nick Clegg, said that the anti-gay law, was ‘abhorrent’.
The law, which included lesbians for the first time, could see anyone conducting same-sex relationships or promoting homosexuality facing life imprisonment.
The gay community in Uganda have suffered huge harassment since the introduction of the anti-gay law, which was introduced by MP David Bahati and signed into law by the Country’s President Yoweri Museveni
Activists reportedly cheered as the law was pronounced ‘null and void’.
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