President Yoweri Museveni is asking the US to advise Uganda’s scientists about homosexuality, as he considers whether to sign a law increasing punishments.
Mr Museveni’s spokesman said the president would not sign the law until he had received the scientific advice.
Last week he said he had decided to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which parliament has passed.
The US – one of Uganda’s largest aid donors – has warned that enacting the bill would complicate relations.
But importantly, if this self-inflicted political wound over a reprehensible policy can be delayed until everybody forgets it…well then, maybe they can try again.
After all, the American evangelicals who pushed this legislation upon them are always willing to push it.