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Marriage

UK Debating Marriage Again Today As Government Moves To ‘Protect Gay Marriage Critics’

by David Badash ● 2:27 PM June 17, 2013
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The British House of Lords is debating amendments to a same-sex marriage bill that is expected to pass and be signed into law, but there are steps to add protections for anti-gay speech and beliefs.

International

Breaking: Uganda Parliament Puts ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill Back On Agenda

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM February 6, 2013
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The Parliament of Uganda has reconvened and has put their infamous “Kill The Gays” bill back on the schedule.

Hate Crimes

Uganda: Parliament On Holiday, Returns Next Year For Kill The Gays Bill

by David Badash ● 9:06 AM December 14, 2012
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The Parliament of Uganda is about to go on Christmas holiday, returning in February, and the Kill The Gays bill is slated to be taken up then.

News

Lawmaker: Uganda ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill Will Become Law Soon As ‘Christmas Gift’

by David Badash ● 9:18 AM November 12, 2012
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Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, says the internationally-controversial “Kill The Gays” bill will become law soon as a “Christmas gift” to Ugandans.

Bigotry Watch

Uganda: David Bahati Introduces Kill The Gays Bill In Parliament Today

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM February 7, 2012
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David Bahati, the lawmaker infamous for his Kill The Gays bill, has reintroduced it into the Parliament of Uganda again today.

Bigotry Watch

Marriage: Australia MP Demands Gays Respect His Values, Asks Why They Are “Heterophobic”

by David Badash ● 9:39 AM October 27, 2011
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An Australian Member of Parliament (MP) demands not only that gays respect his values on “traditional marriage” but demands they explain why they are “heterophobic.”

International

Uganda: The Stealth Campaign To Quietly Pass The Kill The Gays Bill

by David Badash ● 2:25 PM August 22, 2011
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Uganda’s infamous Kill The Gays bill is back in the hands of its Parliament, and stealth anti-gay forces are campaigning for the bill’s quiet passage.

Human Rights

Death Penalty For Being Gay: Uganda Kill The Gays Bill Fast-Tracked

by David Badash ● 12:29 PM July 28, 2011
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Uganda’s infamous Kill The Gays bill is being fast-tracked through Parliament. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was far from dead, and was never shelved.

International

Kill The Gays Bill: Uganda Parliament Adjourns Without Action – For Now

by David Badash ● 9:13 AM May 13, 2011
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The Uganda Kill The Gays bill – with the death penalty provision intact – was not discussed in Parliament Friday, as it adjourned on a technicality.

News

URGENT UPDATE: Kill The Gays Bill Back On Uganda Parliament Vote Agenda

by David Badash ● 11:14 AM May 11, 2011
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Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill is back on the agenda, and will be voted on Friday, after being removed overnight.

Bigotry Watch

BREAKING: Uganda Kill The Gays Bill Disappears From Parliament Agenda

by David Badash ● 9:19 AM May 11, 2011
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Editor’s note: The situation has changed. Please read: URGENT UPDATE: Kill The Gays Bill Back On Uganda Parliament Vote Agenda. This is a developing story, and we expect a vote later today. Please check back throughout the day for updates.

Bigotry Watch

Death Penalty For Being Gay: Uganda Kill The Gays Bill Soon To Be Law?

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM May 10, 2011
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Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill, which would provide the death penalty for the “crime” of being gay, is about to come to a vote in the next 24 hours.