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Friday, 29 October 2010

In Congo, move to criminalise homosexuality gathers pace

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Source: Media Congo

By Charles Mukonkole

[Google translation]

The lower house of Parliament declared admissible Congo, Friday, October 22, 2010, the draft law initiated by the national deputy EJIBA YAMAPIA on the prohibition of certain sexual nature cons. This vote came after the National MP's responses to questions from his colleagues expressed during the general debate held last Thursday, October 21. With this vote, the national politicians have sent the text to the social and cultural committee of the National Assembly for further consideration.

It should be noted that this legislation has been a true plebiscite contrary to the text of national deputy TSHIBANGU KALALA code for foreigners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was overwhelmingly rejected by the plenary for the simple reason that the law professor has seen fit to legislate on a matter within the regulatory domain.

A No problem EJIBA YAMAPIA, MP RCD and bishop of his state, has managed a mini revolution in the modern world where freedom is the rule and where it is increasingly difficult to impose a universal guideline for men become refractory to moral rules. Indeed, the current trend worldwide is towards tolerance including sexual practices that are inconsistent with the acquired moral immemorial. Therefore there is a growing outbreak of homosexuality and bestiality.

The National Assembly of the DRC, especially in its female component, does not see things this way since she decided to support the approach EJIBA YAMAPIA who proposed to amend certain articles of the penal code punishing a imprisonment and a fine, any person who practiced homosexuality and / or bestiality. Meanwhile the work of the Commission and the Senate debate, we can say that the DRC is moving towards the repression of homosexuality and is added to an already packed African countries that have legislated against this practice which is contrary to African culture.

Although a large majority was in favor of this text, it should be noted that the debate was not easy because both sides clashed. On one side of the camp pro punishment and the other that of those who think that this law violates individual freedoms dearly proclaimed by the Constitution and goes against the current trend. National deputies are required by this support, combat homosexuality begins to grow in our society still attached to traditional values. This is what we must remember that debate and this vote. But the major difficulty that proponents of this law will face will be the implementation of a law that aims to punish individual behavior that is usually consumed in private.

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