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Thursday, 29 October 2009
Page: 7574


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (10:02 AM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   recognises the universal human rights of same-sex attracted people to live their lives free from persecution on the basis of their sexuality;

(b)   notes the Ugandan Government introduced, on 14 October 2009, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a law re-criminalising homosexuality and criminalising the promotion of homosexuality in Uganda;

(c)   condemns the criminalisation of homosexuality anywhere in the world; and

(d)   calls on the Australian Government to actively encourage the Ugandan Government to withdraw its Anti-Homosexuality Bill and respect the human rights of same-sex attracted people.