Vote on Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill to take place on Friday
There was a lot of activity on Facebook and Twitter about the pending vote by Uganda’s Parliament regarding the “kill the gays” bill. Depending on where you got your info it was supposed to be today, or that it was dropped altogether. The status was also reported inaccurately by the AP.
Thank goodness for Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin, who has been both accurate and prolific with updates on social media. Over at his blog he published the current state of things.
Uganda’s Parliament has suspended business for the day without having taken up debate and a vote on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Sexual Minorities Uganda’s Frank Mugisha, who has been on hand at Parliament (and enduring insults from Parliament members as a result) just posted on Facebook that Parliament will reconvene on Friday with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill back on the agenda.
…Warren Throckmorton also confirms that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be scheduled for Friday. While the 8th Parliament remains constitutionally in effect until May 18, a Parliament spokesperson told Throckmorton that Friday is the last day the current Parliament can act because swearing-in ceremonies for the 9th Parliament will begin on Monday.