Uganda Court Declares Anti-‘Gay-Rights’ Law ‘Null and Void’

03 Aug

How interesting, that prominent evangelical pastor Rick Warren feels a need to take a stand on some foreign country’s laws, rather than ignoring them – and that his stance ends up aligning with President Obama’s…

Will S.' Culture War Blog

No doubt under foreign pressure…

A court in Uganda on Friday declared an anti-gay bill “null and void.” Pastor Rick Warren of California’s Saddleback Church and several human rights groups had condemned the bill as draconian. Supporters of the law blamed the ruling on pressure from U.S. President Barack Obama.

A panel of five judges at Uganda’s Constitutional Court invalidated the bill on Friday, saying the parliamentary at the time of its passing lacked a quorum, according to The Associated Press.

The measure passed the parliament in December after a death penalty clause was dropped, but it criminalized the promotion of homosexuality and required citizens to denounce to the police anyone suspected of being gay. It was signed into law earlier this year.

The speaker of parliament could not have allowed a vote on the measure as there were at least three objections, one of which came from the country’s…

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10 responses to “Uganda Court Declares Anti-‘Gay-Rights’ Law ‘Null and Void’

  1. infowarrior1

    August 3, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Mass death by STD here we come.

  2. Will S.

    August 3, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Your comments keep going into spam for some reason; this is the second one I had to rescue.

    Anyway, Uganda has already had mass deaths by STDs: AIDS has ravaged their country.

    And with this, it will only get worse…

  3. sfcton

    August 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Is there anywhere in Africa not devastated by AIDS? I have not been back in sometime but I cannot imagine it’s gotten better.

  4. Will S.

    August 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    In sub-Saharan Africa? I don’t know, but I suspect no country there has been untouched by it, even if some are a bit worse off than others…

  5. infowarrior1

    August 4, 2014 at 6:39 am

    @Will S.
    Strange. No wonder I find my comments disappearing all the time.

  6. infowarrior1

    August 4, 2014 at 6:41 am

    @Will S.

    What can I do about this?

  7. Will S.

    August 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I think it’s because you’re not logged into your own website; instead of the link to it that normally accompanies your posts, you are merely displaying a link to your gravatar profile.

    Try logging into your website, and ensuring that your comments have it linked instead of your gravatar profile.

    If that doesn’t work, try contacting WordPress, and complaining. But I think that should do it.

  8. Eric

    August 5, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I wonder how long it will be before Obama attacks Uganda?

  9. Will S.

    August 5, 2014 at 12:37 am

    If this kind of thing is any indication of the direction Uganda is heading, he won’t want to…


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