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Australia Finally Condemns Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill

Jim Burroway

December 22nd, 2009

An Australian LGBT newspaper reports that a diplomatic representative based in neighboring Kenya has personally protested the Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. According to the Sydney Star Observer:

A Foreign Affairs department spokeswoman confirmed the Head of Mission at Australia’s High Commission in neighbouring Kenya had made personal representations to the Ugandan Government over the bill. The Head of Mission also wrote to the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, outlining the Australian Government’s concerns.

Australia doesn’t maintain an embassy or diplomatic mission in Uganda. The Australian mission in Kenya is also accredited to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.

Last November, the Australian Senate considered but rejected a motion calling on Uganda to withdraw the proposed legislation.

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

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bernard pollack
December 22nd, 2009 | LINK

Just as an FYI, we are going lots of blogging and video from Uganda at our website called Border Jumpers: http://www.borderjumpers.org

All our best, Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg

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