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The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which failed to reach the floor of Uganda’s parliament in the sessions of 2009 and 2012, is moving closer to consideration in the 2013 session.

It has gradually moved higher on the Notice of Business to Follow list in the parliament’s daily Order Papers since this year’s session began:

  • No. 8 on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
  • No. 8 on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
  • No. 6 on Thursday, Feb. 7.
  • No. 7 on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
  • No. 4 on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
  • No. 3 on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. an alliance of groups opposing the bill, warned earlier this week that the bill could be put to a vote any day now.

The bill, nicknamed the “Kill the Gays” bill, was first proposed in 2009 by member of parliament David Bahati. In the first version of the bill, which reportedly remains…

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