An update to the extreme state-sponsored terror campaign against gays in lesbians in Uganda: A senior cabinet minister has came out against the proposed draconian Anti Homosexuality Bill—which attempts to legislate gays out of existence and would include life imprisonment and/or death penalties. The country's investments minister says officials are worried the bill would scare off investors. But another official and the bill's sponsor are refusing requests to withdraw the legislation.
Meanwhile: MP David Bahati, the sponsor of the bill, reiterates that he will refuse requests to withdraw the legislation. Bahati tells the New York Times: " 'I stand by the bill,' Bahati said. 'I will not withdraw it. We have our children in schools to protect against being recruited into (homosexuality). The process of legislating a law to protect our children against homosexuality and defending our family values must go on.' "
The Anti Homosexuality Bill will appear before parliament in late February or early March. It is expected to pass with some revisions, namely, the death penalty being dropped for life imprisonment.