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Uganda president Yoweri Museveni wants to ban oral sex

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President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. | Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni wants to ban all oral sex in the country.

In a televised press conference, he said: ‘Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders.’

‘One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex,’ he said.

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It’s not the first time he’s gone on a crusade against oral sex.

In 2014, Yoweri Museveni claimed gay oral sex can give you worms. He also thinks gay people are ‘abnormal’ and previously claimed

Under the Penal Code, ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ between two males carries a potential penalty of life imprisonment.

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The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act came into effect in 2013 and incited international outrage.

As a result, governments around the world refused to give aid to the African nation if it upheld the law. So nine months later, the Uganda Constitutional Court annulled the law.

After the annulment, Museveni said he still wants to enforce harsh punishments on gays in Uganda, but not if foreign traders desert him.

He said: ‘I supported the idea of punishing harshly those who lure minors into homosexuality.’

‘We should also punish harshly those who engage in homosexual prostitution,’ he said.

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. | Photo: United Nations Photos / Flickr

Uganda’s anti-gay laws actually came about through British colonization.

The British Empire was expanding and made Uganda a ‘protectorate’ in 1894. The British shipped in their own administrators to run the country.

These colonialists came from a United Kingdom that already criminalized and persecuted homosexuals. And they worried that Uganda’s tolerant atmosphere would somehow affect them.

In 1902, they succeeded in introducing the country’s first known law against sodomy. The country then adopted this legislation into the penal code of 1930.

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