The issue was put to a vote and notably China, Russia and many Arab and African states all rallied behind Uganda and voted against the motion.
It’s been reported that Uganda has joined a gang of anti-LGBT nations in banning any discussions on LGBT rights at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
It was clear: the majority of countries present felt that this matter should be debated. However, because of time restrictions and the fact that all committees had to return to the General Assembly to report back to it, it was agreed that this matter be placed on the agenda of the next assembly later this year in Geneva.
MPs in the country are now demanding the bill be brought back – claiming homosexuality is “un-African.”
Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda’s notoriously homophobic Speaker of Parliament, has threatened a walk-out in Geneva over attempts to protect the human rights of LGBT people.