Results tagged “Frank Mugisha” from Last Word

Uganda Parliament passes anti-gay bill

Posted by Will O'Bryan
December 20, 2013 10:15 AM |
“I am officially illegal.” --Frank Mugisha, head of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), following the Ugandan Parliament’s passage of a bill that, while no longer including the death penalty, allows for life imprisonment for those who do not report gay people to authorities. (BBC) (Photo by Julian Vankim/Metro Weekly)  “I am glad the Parliament has voted against evil. … Because we ... [Read]

“Today’s ruling is a significant victory for human rights everywhere but most especially for LGBTI Ugandans who are seeking accountability from those orchestrating our persecution.” Frank Mugisha, director of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), as quoted in an Aug. 15 statement issued by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The New York-based CCR filed suit on SMUG’s behalf in ... [Read]

“Ugandan Parliament will adjourn today Fri 14th until Feb 2013 without considering the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.” Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), tweeting earlier today. AllOut.org also released a statement today announcing that the Ugandan Parliament ended its 2012 session today without taking up the so-called “Kill the Gays” bill, which has repeatedly resurfaced since its 2009 ... [Read]

“The constitution will not allow the majority to oppress the minority.” Ladislaus Rwakafuzi, a human rights attorney, responding to news that the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Ugandan Parliament earlier today passed a notorious anti-homosexuality bill out of committee. The bill, originally dubbed the “Kill the Gays” bill when introduced in 2009, has removed the provision of execution ... [Read]

“This bill won’t stop us. We will continue to fight until we are free of this legislation. We cannot have oppression forever.” Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), as quoted in a Nov. 21 statement from AllOut.org, reacting to a renewed and expedited effort in the Ugandan Parliament to pass what would become one of the world’s ... [Read]