Members of Parliament are happy that the Constitutional Court refused to nullify the Anti Homosexuality Act of 2023 as the case was in 2014 when a similar one was nullified on a technicality that the parliamentary sitting that passed the law lacked quorum.

The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, expressed gratitude towards the Judiciary for not interfering with the legislative mandate of Parliament. He said the Court found no fault in the process, or procedure, though there are some sections of the law which court nullified.

"As the leadership of Parliament, we are happy with the outcomes of the process. So, we want to thank the Attorney General, we want to thank the legal team from Parliament, MPs, and Ugandans in general and we want to thank the Judiciary for not interfering with the work of Parliament and allowing us to execute our mandate as given to us by the people of Uganda," he said.

Tayebwa declines to open up debate

Tayebwa has declined to open up debate for MPs to express their views on the Constitutional Court's ruling on the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023. He said there is need to give the Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, time to internalize the ruling and decide whether some of the provisions that have been nullified by the Court can be reinstated.

“We have done our part and I believe this isn’t an issue where Members will come up, I want to discuss no. we have done our part, the courts have done their part. We need to give time to the Attorney General to internalize and see if the nullified sections can be reinstated or whether he is satisfied as our lead lawyer of the country,” said Tayebwa.