European Parliament opposes Uganda anti-gay law

Due to the new anti-gay law in Uganda, the European Parliament has passed a resolution on decriminalizing homosexuality and trans identity. With this they want to protect human rights all over the world and that the EU takes action if these rights are violated, as is now the case in Uganda.

Last month, the Ugandan parliament passed a law criminalizing homosexuality and transidentity. For example, the death penalty or life imprisonment can be imposed for sex with someone of the same sex.


Having an identity other than a cis male or female will also be punishable. The law also prohibits the ‘promotion of sexuality’, for example, people at organizations that deal with LGBTQ rights can receive prison sentences of up to 20 years.