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UN Official Condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Jim Burroway

January 15th, 2010

If any part of Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill becomes law, that nation will be well on its way to becoming a pariah state for its gross violations of human rights. The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has weighed in:

UN rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday urged the Ugandan government to scrap an anti-homosexuality bill which is to be put before parliament, saying that it was “blatantly discriminatory.”

“The bill clearly breaches international human rights standards, as it is blatantly discriminatory,” said Pillay in a statement.

…”It is extraordinary to find legislation like this being proposed more than 60 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights … made it clear this type of discrimination is unacceptable,” she added.

Calling on Uganda to “shelve (the) draconian draft bill,” Pillay warned that the bill could seriously hurt the country’s reputation.

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

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Richard W. Fitch
January 15th, 2010 | LINK

Calling on Uganda to “shelve (the) draconian draft bill,” Pillay warned that the bill could seriously hurt the country’s reputation.

In the final analysis, which is Uganda more concerned about hurting, its ‘reputation’ or its coffers??

David C.
January 16th, 2010 | LINK

In the final analysis, which is Uganda more concerned about hurting, its ‘reputation’ or its coffers??—Richard W. Fitch

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should be concerned about both. This legislation is not at all what Uganda and its people need now or ever.

anteros
January 16th, 2010 | LINK

I seem to remember Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister, Nsaba Buturo, bragging about Uganda being in the limelight… he was not concerned about Uganda’s reputation, at all… in fact, he saw all the international outrage as “interest” and welcomed it as an opportunity for Uganda to provide moral leadership to the rest of the world.

Richard
January 18th, 2010 | LINK

An interesting, if somewhat disturbing, article on Martin Ssempa, the evangelical also spearheading support for the “Kill The Gays” Bill:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ariel-rubin/scat-porn-and-prayer-welc_b_425738.html

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