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State Department concerned about Uganda’s Kill Gays bill

Timothy Kincaid

December 18th, 2009


The United States is urging Uganda to stop a bill that would criminalize homosexuality, saying its passage could encourage other African countries to make similar moves, a top U.S. diplomat said on Friday.

“We believe that this legislation is a violation of human rights,” Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson told reporters after a meeting with gay and lesbian activists at the State Department.

“We are concerned that if this legislation passes that it could in fact encourage others to do this. We will not have a double standard on human rights. We are opposed to this kind of legislation whether it is in Rwanda or any other country in Africa,” he said.

At this point it appears that the state department is acknowledging that this draconian bill will pass the legislative vote and are asking President Museveni to use his veto power.

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



David C.
December 18th, 2009 | LINK

I’m asking President Museveni to veto this legislation if it comes to his desk. You should too by signing this petition.

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