The new bill in Uganda undermines the rights of people 


In her announcement during the opening of the Plenary Session, the President of the European Parliament said that the new anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda is worrying and undermines the rights of people.

Colleagues, our LGBTI Intergroup has raised this and I was asked by several members to raise again the issue of the new so-called anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda. 

The bill includes the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’. It criminalizes sex education for the gay community and makes it illegal not to expose what it calls perpetrators of aggravated homosexuality to the police.  

This is deeply worrying and undermines the rights of people in Uganda. 

This Parliament has reaffirmed time and again that people should be allowed to live as they wish to live, be who they wish to be, and love as they wish to love. 

I want to show my solidarity and that of this Parliament with people in Uganda and reiterate what we know to be true: that in the end, love wins.