Donor Nations Formally Protest Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill

Jim Burroway

December 12th, 2009

The Monitor, Uganda’s main independent newspaper, reports:

Donors have formally protested the anti-Homosexuality Bill, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The diplomatic protest technically known as a “demarche” was issued in the last few weeks and follows on the heels of a worldwide campaign by gay rights campaigners and human rights groups.

“We can confirm that we have received a demarche from the Delegation of the European Union which has also been signed by the Norwegian and American Embassies,” said Mr Henry Okello Oryem yesterday morning.

Sweden has already announced that they will cut aid to Uganda if the Anti-Homosexuality Act passes. The Monitor reports that “The issue has turned into a public relations nightmare for the government.”

Click here to see BTB\’s complete coverage of the past year’s anti-gay developments in Uganda.

Richard Rush

December 12th, 2009

Sweden is setting an example for how a nation or organization with high ethical and moral standards would respond to this pending horror in Uganda. That is in stark contrast to the, sometimes tepid, verbal-only opposition from people/organizations that seems mostly calculated to avoid a public relations disaster for themselves. As often said, “talk is cheap.”

Andrea

December 13th, 2009

the ones that are in the anti-homosexualiti protests are the ones that should be locked up until they realise that everyone is born diferend BUT have the same rights to love and be loved by any person. men and women. We should help them realise that they are as normal as every other person cause some of theme fill different. we shouldent be KILLING them! My god they are made of flesh and blood!! They are our brothers and sisters and they make us realise that the world is not the same boring place full of hate but place in wich men and women knows how to LOVE! I am thankful for theyre existance and I allways will be. Sorry for my english. I am from Croatia, Europe, but I will allways support you! No matter how far I am. The stars are leading me. And all we have to do is look UP. And we will see how beautifull world really is. Without hate. Love you 4- ever. I will allways be looking up for you.

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