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Britain Reacts

Jim Burroway

February 24th, 2014

The British Foreign Ministry has issued this statement in reaction to Uganda’s enacting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill:

On 24 February 2014 William Hague said:

I am deeply saddened and disappointed that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda has been signed into law. The UK strongly opposes all discrimination on any grounds. We question the Bill’s compatibility with Uganda’s constitution and international treaty obligations. There can be no doubt that this Bill will increase persecution and discrimination of Ugandans, as well as damage Uganda’s reputation internationally.

We ask the Government of Uganda to protect all its citizens and encourage tolerance, equality and respect. We will continue to press the Government of Uganda to defend human rights for all, without discrimination on any grounds.

In 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron warned  Uganda that countries which persecute gay people will find their foreign aid budget cut.

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Leonardo Ricardo
February 24th, 2014 | LINK

Weak. Let’s wait for President Obama (and keep our hope for a stronger response).

Fagburn
February 25th, 2014 | LINK

The 2011 story you cite was made up by the right-wing – anti-gay and anti-foreign aid – Daily Mail.

http://www.fagburn.com/2011/10/daily-mail-telling-lies-for-living-part.html

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