Journal Article

The Absolute Prohibition of Same-sex Marriages in Uganda

Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 23, issue 3, pages 277-288
Published in print December 2009 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online March 2009 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebp001
The Absolute Prohibition of Same-sex Marriages in Uganda

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Before 2005, the Constitution of Uganda provided in Article 31(1) that ‘men and women of the age of eighteen years and above have the right to marry and to found a family ….’ In 2005, Article 31 was amended by inserting clause (2a) to the effect that ‘marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited’. The author gives a historical background to Article 31(1) and shows how the Constituent Assembly treated the issue of same-sex marriages. The author also examines the circumstances leading to the absolute prohibition of same-sex marriages in the Constitution of Uganda. Drawing on social problem theory, the author argues that the absolute prohibition of same-sex marriages in Uganda could be explained by the perceived threat to the established cultural norms from emerging humanitarian norms.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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