Ugandan Court Strikes Down Ban on Homosexual Behavior on a Technicality

Uganda Att Brien BeattieKAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s constitutional court has nullified a recently enacted law banning homosexual acts due to a technicality.

A panel of five judges ruled that the parliament had passed the bill without the necessary number of lawmakers present, rendering it null and void.

“The speaker violated the parliamentary rules of procedure by allowing the bill to pass without quorum,” said Justice Eldad Mwangusya, who read the ruling in a packed courtroom in Kampala.

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