Congo: Next to Pass Anti Gay Law?

Written by scott on March 12th, 2014

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A Congolese politician wants to criminalize homosexuality in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gay Star News reports:

[Parti Travailliste Congolais (PTC) MP Steve] Mbikayi introduced a draft of his bill in the Congolese National Assembly in December and has now threatened to build a religious coalition around the bill and stage protests until the bill is passed. The bill has 37 different articles that would outlaw homosexuals and transgender people so it is likely that the bill goes beyond merely criminalizing gay sex to criminalize other forms of expression of LGBTI identity. Under Mbikayi’s proposal people convicted of being homosexuals would be jailed for between three and five years, while transgender people who were convicted would be jailed for between three and twelve years.

It’s disgusting how these politicians are using gays and lesbians as scapegoats for everything that’s wrong with their countries.

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