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Spokesman: Uganda President to Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill Monday Morning

Jim Burroway

February 23rd, 2014

Moments ago, Uganda’s governmental spokesman Ofwono Opondo tweeted that President Yoweri Museveni will sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill at 11:00 a.m. Monday Morning at State House in Entebbe (3:00 a.m. E.S.T). The Tweet went out at about 6:50 a.m. Monday morning local time in Uganda, or 10:50 Sunday night E.S.T. He then quickly followed that with two more tweets taunting President Obama:

Obama has labeled the Ant-Homosexuality Bill “odious” and warned that signing the bill  “would complicate (our) valued relationship.”

As for the Arizona bill which has not been signed into law, not one person would be thrown in jail for as much as an hour if Gov. Jan Brewer made the insane decision to sign it. Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill however will impose a lifetime sentence in prison for conviction of homoseuxality, lifetime imprisonment for entering into a same-sex marriage, seven years for conducting one, five to seven years for advocacy by or on behalf of LGBT people, five years for providing housing to LGBT people, and seven years for providing services to LGBT people.

If Museveni follows through with signing the bill Monday morning, it will occur exactly five years to the very day after BTB first learned that Scott Lively and two other American ant-gay activists were about to conduct one of the most infamous and far-reaching  anti-gay conferences in memory. Lively would later boast that his talk at that conference was a “nuclear bomb against the gay agenda.”

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Lord_Byron
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

If this does occur in the next half hour I do hope to hear in the next 24 hours a list of nations cutting off all aid to the country.

jpeckjr
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

The Arizona and the Uganda laws are not comparable in substance or effect.

However, they a both rooted in religion-based anti-gay animus.

It is not illegal in the United States to discriminate against gay and lesbian people under federal law.

But there is no law in the US comparable to what is happening in Uganda or Nigeria.

Nick
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

”..there is no law in the US comparable to what is happening in Uganda or Nigeria.” (yet!)

customartist
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

Contact Whitehouse:

Cut all aid to Uganda NOW

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

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