Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has led thousands of people on a rally to celebrate the introduction of the country’s infamous ‘Jail the Gays’ bill.The law criminalises gay unions and punishes any homosexual offence with imprisonment up to 14 years.
Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Kampala holding signs which read: “Thank you for saving the future of Uganda”.Museveni told the crowd during the march: “Oral sex! The mouth is for eating, it’s not for that purpose”.
US secretary of state John Kerry likened the new law to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany and warned that Uganda’s crackdown on homosexuals could damage ties with Washington.US President Barack Obama defined the law as a “step backward for all Ugandans”.
Some demonstrators held signs reading: “Obama, we want trade, not homosexuality”, while others sang a song called “bye-bye homosexuality”.The European Parliament responded to the law by backing sanctions against Uganda, saying the country had violated human rights and democratic principles. Museveni, however, is confident that the country will survive without the aid.