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ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 575: tabled on 12 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 120 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House calls on the British Government and the European Union to press the government of Uganda not to proceed with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which violates the equality and non-discrimination provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter of Human and People's Rights; abhors that this Bill, currently before the Uganda parliament, proposes the death penalty for repeat homosexual acts, extends the existing penalty of life imprisonment for anal intercourse to all other same-sex behaviour, including the mere touching of another person with the intent to have homosexual relations and imposes life imprisonment for contracting a same-sex marriage; notes that under the provisions of the Bill membership of providing funding for gay organisations advocating gay human rights and providing condoms or safer sex advice to gay people will result in a sentence of between five and seven years for promoting homosexuality and that a person in authority who fails to report offenders to the police within 24 hours will incur a three year prison sentence; further notes that this monstrous proposed law contains extra-territorial jurisdiction so that it will apply to Ugandans who breach its provisions whilst living abroad, even in countries where such behaviour is not a criminal offence, and that such Ugandans living overseas could be subject to extradition, trial and punishment in Uganda; and demands that the Ugandan government uphold international humanitarian law by abandoning the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, decriminalising same-sex acts between consenting adults in private, and outlawing discrimination against gay people.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2010
Bexhill and Battle
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Twickenham
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Inverclyde
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Burton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Bath
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
South West Hertfordshire
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Chesham and Amersham
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Edinburgh South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2010
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2010
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Cambridge
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2010
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2010
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Bracknell
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Blackpool South
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
East Hampshire
Maude, Mr Francis
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2010
Horsham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2010
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2010
Hemel Hempstead
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Warwick and Leamington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2010
Colchester
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2010
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
East Devon
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Stockton South
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.