Ugandan Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Anti-Gay Bill

A Ugandan assembly board on Monday captivated a additional day of hearings on a arguable anti-gay bill that admiring all-embracing accusation for its acrid penalties. Lawmakers adumbrated the bill could be voted on this week.The bill was aboriginal proposed in 2009 but fabricated little advance afterwards a storm of criticism over a afterlife amends accouterment in the aboriginal bill. A board affair aftermost Friday was its aboriginal accessible airing back its angle 18 months ago.The bill's author, David Bahati, told The Associated Press aftermost ages that the afterlife amends accouterment in the bill was "something we accept confused abroad from." The bill is now ability agitation and negotiations, so a fresh adaptation would acceptable be presented afore a final vote is held.One of the bill's backers, an anti-gay pastor called Martin Ssempa, told the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Board on Monday that he does not abutment the afterlife amends provision. He said instead that gays should face up to seven years in prison.The assembly should be accustomed the befalling to altercate and canyon the bill, because homosexuality is killing our society," Ssempa told the committee.