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Uganda anti-LGBTIQ+ bill: Museveni calls gay people “deviants”

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President Museveni has called for doctors to explain why gay people are deviants (Photo: GODL-India) As MPs lobby for the passing of a draconian new anti-LGBTIQ+ bill, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has described gay people as deviants in a presidential address to parliament. Speaking on Thursday, Museveni asserted: “The homosexuals are deviations from normal.

Why? Is it by nature or nurture? We need to answer these questions. We need a medical opinion on that. We shall discuss it thoroughly.” He went on to criticise countries that have called for Uganda to decriminalise homosexuality and ensure that LGBTIQ+ people are afforded their human rights. “Western countries should stop wasting the time of humanity by trying to impose their practices on other people,” Museveni said. “Europeans and other groups marry cousins and near relatives.

Here, marrying in one’s clan is taboo. Should we impose sanctions on them for marrying relatives? This is not our job,” he added.

Museveni recently returned from a high-profile visit to South Africa, where President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed him with open arms.

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