Uganda MP David Bahati asserts that “homosexuality is a not a human right” as lawmakers attempt to revive an anti-gay law.

Last week, the nation's Constitutional Court struck down the law, saying that it was approved during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

Lawmakers behind a campaign to revive the measure, which calls for life imprisonment for the crime of “aggravated homosexuality” and bans the “promotion of homosexuality,” hope to have it passed in a few weeks.

Parliamentarian Latif Ssebaggala said Wednesday that he has collected the signatures of about 150 lawmakers who have promised to vote in support of the measure when parliament returns to work later this month.

Speaking to, MP David Bahati, the bill's original sponsor, insisted the law was needed to protect children.  A colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex remains on the books.

“Whether it's tomorrow or a week or a month, we will take whatever time is required to make sure that the future of our children is protected, the family is protected, and the sovereignty of the nation is protected,” Bahati said. “The issues of technicalities is not a big deal to anybody. But the big deal … is that homosexuality is not a human right here in Uganda.”

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