- Uganda’s MP Charles Ayume supported a bill.
- That discriminates against homosexuals.
- Arguing that ending US support would amount to “modern genocide”.
According to an MP from Uganda who supported a bill that discriminates against homosexuals, it would be the equivalent of “modern genocide” if the US removed support.
If President Yoweri Museveni signs the bill into law, there can be consequences, according to the US administration.
A doctor who is also a member of parliament, Charles Ayume, said on the Newsday program that the US was a crucial source of money for diseases like HIV and malaria.
According to Dr. Ayume, ending these programs would amount to “modern genocide.”
Dr. Ayume stated that Uganda’s sovereignty should be respected in response to US criticism of the legislation that MPs passed on Tuesday.
He continued by saying that while there were aspects of US politics he disagreed with, he refrained from interfering.
The proposed law threatens life in prison for Ugandans who identify as LGBT.
In some circumstances, the death penalty is also a part of it.
In supporting the proposal, Dr. Ayume claimed he was speaking for his constituents.
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