Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down by court

The Constitutional Court nullified the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 for having been passed by Parliament without the required quorum of at least one third of all legislators. In a unanimous ruling, the panel of five justices blamed the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for acting illegally by abdicating her constitutional responsibility of ascertaining whether there was quorum in the House before the Bill was passed into law. 

The ruling does not mean that the court nullified the content or substance of the law. The Bill can be easily returned to Parliament and passed again, with the required quorum. This petition involved a group of pro-gay activists who sued the government challenging the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
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