REPORTS have emerged that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

According to Ugandan newspaper The Monitor, the president accused Ugandan Parliament of breaking the law by passing the bill in December 2013 without the minimum number of parliamentry members present at the time of the vote for it to be valid.

Despite this, Museveni still described homosexuals as “abnormal” beings who could be “rescued” through economic empowerment and “cured”.

He also said he would support a life sentence for citizens who lure “normal” youth into “disgusting behaviours” – especially homosexuality.

The report also stated the president’s political party, the National Resistance Movement, would find a “scientifically correct” position on the anti-gay legislation.

The news comes after reports earlier this week of fellow African country Nigeria passing strict homophobic laws with up to 14 years imprisonment.

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