URN-President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his position against homosexuality, saying that the act is a deviation from normal.
Museveni made the statement while addressing Parliament today in a sitting held at Kololo Independence grounds.
In a brief statement about the issue that continues to dominate public debate, Museveni told Members of Parliament that they shall get time and discuss the matter thoroughly. He however hastened to add that homosexuality is a deviation from normal.
His statement comes at a time the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee is scrutinizing a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 recently tabled before the House by Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa.
In his Bill, Basalirwa emphasized the need to improve the Penal Code Act, which was enacted by British colonialists to prohibit recruitment, promotion, and funding of same-sex practices because the vice threatens the continuity of the family and the safety of children.
This is the second attempt by Uganda to have a stand-alone legislation against homosexuality.
Early last month, the President assured the public that Uganda will not embrace homosexuality and that the West should stop seeking to impose its views to compel dissenting countries to normalize what he called deviations.