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Byline: Karoli Ssemogerere
David Bahati probably does not have any ulterior motives for his stringent Anti-homosexuality Bill. So do many other Ugandans for various reasons. I sat through a Christmas Day sermon in Lubaga Cathedral as the Kampala metropolitan Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga gave his take on the Bill.
In the United States, the cultural issues flare up all the time, but seem to have settled into some form of equilibrium. Twelve out of 50 states recognise some form of same sex unions, marriage or otherwise.
Nearly all states now allow gay couples to adopt children. Federal law provides some protections for same sex couples but strictly excludes recognition of same sex couples for all the other federal benefits in matters of marriage, taxation, inheritance, …