Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
Sources from the activist community in Kampala sent an email overnight reporting Museveni may sign the AHB (anti-homosexuality bill) into law as early as today, February 21. This bill can pass into law without Museveni’s ascent. If he doesn’t sign it – but doesn’t veto it – by February 23 (some calculations say February 25) it automatically becomes law. Then, the bill just needs to be re-tabled in Parliament and entered into the official record (referred to as the Gazette).
As we watch Uganda do not forget those in Nigeria and Cameroon. I have seen support for Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and reporting on The Gambia’s new posturing on anti-gay sentiment. But – don’t forget Cameroon.