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Uganda Annuls Anti-Gay Law

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Members of Uganda's gay community reacts as the anti-gay law is declared null and void
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A constitutional court in Uganda annulled the country’s anti-gay legislation signed into the law by President Yoweri Museveni in February.

The annulment took place today –  Friday 1st August 2014.

Homosexual acts in the country were already illegal, but the new law allowed life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banned the “promotion of homosexuality”.

As BN previously reported, the United States cut aids to the country over the legistlation.

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According to AFP, the ruling was made before a courtroom packed with Ugandans opposing or supporting the measure. Activists erupted in loud cheers after the court ruled the law is now “null and void.”

Will Nigeria also annul its law if donors stop funding?

30 Comments

  1. Ona

    August 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Great news!

    • chidimma

      August 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      how is this news great ,we all know the reason the ugandan president allowed this is becos his daughter is gay

  2. Lorna

    August 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    God have mercy on them *tossing hair n walking past*

    • bruno

      August 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      You hate u self so much, I hope u walk into a transformer with your fake lolita hair (which is alien to our culture). LOL

    • Nahum

      August 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      LMAO!!!!! Abi o, all these weave wearing chicks forming holy African woman and answering to Jessica, Jennifer, Lolita. Awon alabosi

    • Nahum

      August 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Am just messing with you guys o. Pls na joke I dey joke o. Before all the volt tons come for me. I wear weaves too

  3. Aragon

    August 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Way to go, Uganda. Good job.
    Will Nigeria stop trampling on her citizen’s personal liberty?

    • chidimma

      August 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      u are soooooooooo stupid,how can u support them

    • maria

      August 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      haha aunty cant people have their own personal opinion and feelings nawao

    • kckastro

      August 2, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Every man have a right to freedom,be it sexuality or what so ever.I thing you are just naïve and homophobic, Learn to tolerate people.

  4. Tosin

    August 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    ope o! While I’m all for modesty and “cultural correctness” , I love my gay brethren joooo, like all my favourite musicians are gay, and so I believe in allowing. Allow.

    • chidimma

      August 1, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      i think u are also gay

    • Aries

      August 2, 2014 at 4:28 am

      Why do you harbour such hate in you?

  5. Warri Pickin

    August 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    NO NIGERIA will not anull its law, Nigeria can survive without foreign aids, if only corruption will allow us to live life on its great resources. We dont need foreign aids, we are capable and our leaders must know this and bluff any threat.

    • alvin

      August 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

      el stupido…………what can Nigeria do without foreign aid……they cant even find girls that are still in Nigeria…..take several seats in the back…

  6. bruno

    August 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Nigerian government will want to strong head, all you religious mumu’s u can not shove your bible down my throat, after all you eat shell fish and work on the sabbath day, so sharrrraaapp there,don’t take what you like from the bible and leave the rest, obey everything in ur ancient crude book,bye felicia.

  7. Sissi Taylor

    August 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Because Obama threatens them.. with the AID MONEY!! hey Africa.. I pity you…

  8. efe

    August 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    GOD Forbid Such evil in Nigeria………………. tufiapka

  9. brainchild

    August 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Only the beginning! Thank you Uganda. Best news ever!!!!

  10. some hater

    August 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    thats great, at least undercover gay men will come out and stop marrying women to hide the shame the country has brought on them.
    On second note, this president is weak, so he passed a law because his daughter fell in the category, so if she’s a murderer na so you go sign murder into law. smh!
    But if he did this based on complete realisation that the law was trampling on basic human rights then im all good 😀

  11. Ms Geeky 30

    August 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    @bruno, what is the matter? Why such venom???
    I had to comment because it isnt’s the first or second time i have seen such comments from you on bellanaija articles. Your attitude was exactly the same when the article about the pope meeting the sudanese christian woman was published.
    If you have been hurt by something or someone that is afilliated with christianity, a public forum such as this is not the place to air your grieviances. Please speak to someone professional who can help you sort out your how you feel and help you recover from the pain.
    xxx

    • bruno

      August 2, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Sweet heart, what is paining you,is it the fact that I said the pope is the king of all child molesters (which is so true) or the fact that you religious people take the part of that bible (a book that is ancient,written by a group of sexist, racist, homophobic white men) 30,000 years old and has been translated a million times,) that suits you and leave the one that doesn’t suit you, that’s being a hypocrite,the bible said stone all disobedient kids, masters be kind to your slaves(encouraging slavery), if a woman gets raped she should marry her rapist, but u people don’t obey that one instead its the gays you people attack here and there, shouting alien to our culture, religions both Christianity and islam are alien to our culture,weaves, bleaching creams etc its all alien to our culture, I am speaking the truth but I know u have been brainwashed that’s why you will not listen, BYE FELICIA.

  12. @edDREAMZ

    August 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Nw they are feeling like americans i guess… Pls they shouldnt bring that stuff here abeg…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  13. Iris

    August 2, 2014 at 1:53 am

    LMBAO! Noo they should have left it now. Their eyes have cleared abi? The Nigeria government probably won’t cave in as easily. It is the Nigerian people who will form entitlement and scream “how dare you take away our aid? God is not sleeping!” when they realise how much aid Nigeria gets from other countries.

    • Ola

      August 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      why is it all you people supporting gay are quick to use aid bait as your push argument. How much is the said aid and who are those receiving it. Do Nigerians feel any foreign aid anyway and what is the percentage of aid in our budget ? Are you the deluded type or you are just plain dumb ?

  14. kckastro

    August 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Every man has a right to freedom,be it sexuality or what so ever. I think you are just naïve and homophobic,
    Learn to tolerate people.

  15. poison ivy

    August 2, 2014 at 3:06 am

    @ bruno you need help asap………..am no catholic but i will never support or cheer blasphemy,how. dare you speak ill of the “Pope”. You are in no position to cast stone on his servant. God can fight for himself.

  16. tomnmenace

    August 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

    WDF!!!!
    ‘US AID’ MY ASS!!
    Nigeria must say NO to this sh*IT!!

  17. Tony

    August 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This freedom of speech is making some people drunk. I see some crazy comments coming from some individuals and it makes be confirm they have bigger issues and instead of visiting a shrink, they come and pour garbage here.

    @Bruno this is directed to you

  18. miss

    August 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Homosexuality is a sin and its not natural. If it was natural y can’t a man and man come together and make babies. Homosexuals should not even be allowed to adopt children. We are in the end time and what seems wrong is now right. The Ugandan President is just a wimp who can’t control his home,talk less of taking a stand for what is right. Homosexuality leads to all sort of diseases,so y do u want to go through all that all in the name satisfying ur flesh. Follow this link for more insight
    charismanews.com/opinion/the-flaming-herald/44730-the-raw-naked-truth-about-homosexuality

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