Could this be true? Effects of worldwide pressure, sanctions or another ploy? Can we wait and see?
By Melanie Nathan, July 08, 2014.
The Ugandan government issued a statement about a so called misinterpretation of the newly enacted Anti-Homosexuality Act, (see below,) which seems to suggest some back peddling from the “letter of the law.” This flip is nothing more than a flop!
At the time of signing the Bill, Uganda’s Government, Church leaders and general populace celebrated with a huge rally and stadium event, rewarding President Museveni with accolades, plaques and promises of a vote. The anti-gay fervor reached fever pitch and Museveni was hailed for pleasing the people by assenting to the popular bill.
According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) the Bill’s passage and subsequent enactment caused over 163 incidents of anti-gay incidents, ranging from assaults to evictions and more.
Soon thereafter the United Sates issued somewhat subdued, yet obviously provocative sanctions.
This statement seems to be the reaction to the ‘punishment’ being metered out…
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