Ugandan MPs 'Mastermind' Ban on Gay Rights Debate at World Event

The majority of members of parliament at the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) gathering in Geneva voted against the proposal to debate the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people - a move apparently orchestrated by Uganda's Speaker Rebecca Kadega. "I am very happy this battle has finally been won. Today, we have made a final vote that will prohibit the issue of LGBT from appearing on the IPU agenda," she said.

The 139th assembly of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) has voted to permanently ban debate on the LGBT subject.

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