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Friday, November 2, 2012

Uganda pushing for Anti-Homosexuality Bill after confrontation with Canada's Foreign Minister Baird


BY NATASHA BARSOTTI  The speaker of Uganda's parliament has called for a vote on MP David Bahati's "anti-homosexuality" bill, which she supports, upon returning to Uganda after a heated exchange with John Baird, Canada's foreign affairs minister. Baird criticized the legislation at the Inter-Parliamentary Union conference held in Quebec City.    
According to a report in The Advocate, Rebecca Kadaga told a crowd gathered at Entebbe airport that she "will not accept to be intimidated or to be directed by any government in the world because we are independent. I will now instruct the chair of the Committee of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to quickly bring the report of the anti-homosexuality bill so that we can discuss it and so that Uganda can take a position."





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