Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014
Act 4 of 2014
- Published in Uganda Gazette 14 on 10 March 2014
- Assented to on 24 February 2014
- Commenced on 10 March 2014
- [This is the version of this document from 10 March 2014.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"authority" means having power and control over other people because of your knowledge and official position; and shall include a person who exercises religious, political, economic or social authority;"child" means a person below the age of eighteen years;"court" means a chief magistrates court;"currency point" has the value assigned to it in the Schedule to this Act;"disability" means a substantial limitation of daily life activities caused by physical, mental or sensory impairment and environment barriers resulting in limited participation;"felony" means an offence which is declared by law to be a felony or if not declared to be a misdemeanor is punishable without proof of previous conviction, with death or with imprisonment for three years or more;"HIV" means the Human Immunodeficiency Virus;"homosexual" means a person who engages or attempts to engage in same gender sexual activity;"homosexuality" means same gender or same sex sexual acts;"Minister" means the Minister responsible for ethics and integrity;"misdemeanor" means any offence which is not a felony;"serial offender" means a person who has previous convictions of the offence of homosexuality or related offences;"sexual act" includes—(a)physical sexual activity that does not necessarily culminate in intercourse and may include the touching of another’s breast, vagina, penis or anus;(b)stimulation or penetration of a vagina or mouth or anus or any part of the body of any person, however slight by a sexual organ;(c)the unlawful use of any object or organ by a person on another person’s sexual organ or anus or mouth;"sexual organ" means a vagina, penis or any artificial sexual contraption;"touching" includes touching—(a)with any part of the body;(b)with anything else;(c)through anything;and in particular includes touching amounting to penetration of any sexual organ, anus or mouth."victim" includes a person who is involved in homosexual activities against his or her will.
Part II – Homosexuality and related practices
2. The offence of homosexuality
3. Aggravated homosexuality
4. Attempt to commit homosexuality
5. Protection, assistance and payment of compensation to victims of homosexuality
Part III – Related offences and penalties
7. Aiding and abetting homosexualityA person who aids, abets, counsels or procures another to engage in acts of homosexuality commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for seven years.
8. Conspiracy to engage in homosexualityA person who conspires with another to induce another person of the same sex by any means of false pretence or other fraudulent means to permit any person of the same sex to have unlawful carnal knowledge of him or her commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for seven years.
9. Procuring homosexuality by threats
10. Detention with intent to commit homosexualityA person who detains another person with the intention to commit acts of homosexuality with him or her or with any other person commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for seven years.
12. Same sex marriage
13. Promotion of homosexuality
Part IV – Miscellaneous
14. ExtraditionA person charged with an offence under this Act shall be liable to extradition under the existing extradition laws.
15. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations generally for better carrying out the provisions of this Act.
History of this document
10 March 2014 this version
24 February 2014