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Motion regarding Uganda

Sarah Hanson-Young 1 Mar 2011

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia)

(12.30 pm)-I move:

That the Senate-
(a) notes:

(i) the increase in incitement and acts of homophobic violence in Uganda in recent months, and

(ii) in particular, the murder of leading gay rights activist, Mr David Kato;

(b) recognises:

(i) the Ugandan Government's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, introduced on 14 October 2009, seeks to criminalise homosexuality and impose the death penalty on HIV positive people who have sex, and

(ii) that some media outlets in Uganda are actively encouraging the killing of homosexuals; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to condemn homophobic violence in Uganda and moves to criminalise homosexuality.

Question agreed to.


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