Month: March 2013

The “Cohabitation Clause” in the Proposed Marriage and Divorce Bill: Why Proponents are probably on the Wrong Side of History

“As it currently stands, the “Cohabitation Clause” presents an unambiguous problem—the false suggestion that cohabitation is a legally acceptable alternative to marriage.”   In most developed countries around the world, the political battle over whether to legally prohibit two unmarried… Read More ›


Legislating Marriage in Uganda: MPs Sharply divided over Cohabitation

The Marriage and Divorce Bill has stalled in Parliament since the 1960s. And now, Members of Parliament want quick action. Hurdles or not, the Speaker (Ms Rebecca Kadaga) intends to table the Bill for a vote soon, and fireworks have… Read More ›