Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to face up to the international community as he commits to append his signature to the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Museveni says that he is aware of the criticisms and battles that Uganda is going to encounter with the international community especially after assenting to the bill. The Bill passed at the end of last year by Parliament, criminalises, outlaws and provides harsh jail terms for same sex relationships.
President Museveni however states that his decision is backed by scientific proof as presented by a team of scientists who conducted a research into homosexuality and genetics.
The scientists agreed there is no definitive gene responsible for homosexuality and that homosexuality is not a disease but merely an abnormal behavior which may be learned through experiences in life.
The scientists noted that the practice of homosexuality needs a regulation like any other human behavior especially to protect the vulnerable.
President Museveni says the findings will give him a niche to engage the international community and human rights activists who claim that the law stifles the rights of sexual minorities who include Gay, Lesbian and transgender individuals.
The commitment to take on the international community was reiterated during the closure of the National Resistance Movement Caucus in Kyankwanzi
Museveni said he did not have doubts on the intentions of the bill but was cautious about the possibility of regulating a genetic problem.