06 Nov 2014
Ms Diane Abbott MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Ugandan counterpart on renewed attempts by lawmakers to fast track anti-LGBT legislation through the Ugandan parliament; and if he will make a statement.

James Duddridge Answered on: 17 November 2014

We welcomed the decision of the Ugandan Constitutional Court in August to annul the Anti-Homosexuality Act and we oppose attempts to reintroduce it. We will continue to raise our concerns with all levels of the Ugandan Government, including with the President, about any legislation that could lead to persecution and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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