Mbarara High expels 20 over acts of homosexuality
At least 20 students from Mbarara high school have been indefinitely suspended from school over allegations of engaging in acts of homosexuality.
A couple of students were caught watching homosexuality/gay porn on their phones. The boys were surrounded by fellow students who beat them leaving them severely injured.
Mbarara High Faces A Tough Road Ahead In Dealing With Homosexuality
The boys were also allegedly tortured into naming all other students involved in acts of homosexuality at the school.
The school administration called the police who intervened rescuing the boys who were about to be lynched by fellow students with a couple of them rushed to the closest medical centre.
As of Wednesday 15th, the school administration has indefinitely suspended over 20 students from the school over allegations of engaging in homosexuality and gay acts.
The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 (previously called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the western mainstream media due to death penalty clauses proposed in the original version) was passed by the Parliament of Uganda on 20 December 2013 with life in prison substituted for the death penalty.
The bill was signed into law by the President of Uganda on 24 February 2014. On 1 August 2014, however, the Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the Act invalid on procedural grounds.
The Act, should it take effect, would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relations in Uganda domestically.
It also includes provisions about persons outside of Uganda who are charged with violating the Act, asserting that they may be extradited to Uganda for punishment there.
The Act also includes penalties for individuals, companies, and non-governmental organisations that aid or abet same-sex sexual acts, including conducting a gay marriage.
Same-sex relationships have been illegal in Uganda since British colonial rule – as they are in many sub-Saharan African countries – and before this Act was passed, they were punishable by incarceration in prison for up to 14 years.
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