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EU Condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Jim Burroway

December 17th, 2009

At a meeting in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament passed a resolution strongly condemning Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The E.U. resolution calls on Uganda “not to approve the bill and to review their laws to decriminalize homosexuality.” The resolution also calls on the European Commission and Council to reconsider EU aid to Uganda if the anti-gay bill passes. The EU currently provides Uganda $275 million annually in developmental aid, which is more than the $250 million provided by the U.S. The EU’s contribution amounts to just under 17% of Uganda’s total foreign aid receipts.

The full text of the resolution is available online.

The EU has been following these developments since the beginning. Last March, European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights condemned the March 5th meeting between several Ugandan parliamentarians and Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, Exodus International board member Don Schmierer, International Healing Foundation’s Caleb Lee Brundidge and Family Life Network’s Stephen Langa during their anti-gay conference held in Kampala.

Click here to see BTB’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda.

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Timothy (TRiG)
December 17th, 2009 | LINK

As good as it is to see condemnation from Britain, France and the US, I’m glad to see similar voices from countries which cannot be considered “colonialist”. Sweden is fairly pure, and the EU as a whole isn’t too bad. I’d like to see Ireland join its voice to the chorus. I’ll try writing to my TDs again.

TRiG.

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