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Uganda Leader Kizza Besigye Against Prosecuting Gays

AFP reports:

Uganda’s top opposition leader on Monday said the country’s police have more pressing tasks than investigating homosexuality and suggested he would decriminalise the practice if elected.

“This is something that is done in the privacy of people’s rooms, between consenting adults,” said Kizza Besigye, who is challenging President Yoweri Museveni for the third time in a vote slated for February 18.

Besigye, who noted he was speaking individually and not on behalf of the four-party opposition grouping he leads, said the so-called homosexuality issue has “generated far too much excitement” among current government leaders

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