Monday, December 14, 2009

US politicos – including Obama – speak out against Uganda law - By Jennifer Vanasco, editor in chief,

Towleroad has a round-up of who has spoken up against the Uganda bill which would mandate the death penalty for anyone found to be gay.

Statement from the White House: “The president strongly opposes efforts, such as the draft law pending in Uganda, that would criminalize homosexuality and move against the tide of history.”

* Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): “Based on what I’ve been able to learn about the legislation and from the stand point that I’m a born again Christian, I can tell you that I don’t agree with this un-Christian and unjust proposal, and I hope the Ugandan officials dismiss it.”

* Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.):“Over the past two decades, political, religious, and community leaders in Uganda have united to promote a rare, winning strategy against HIV that addresses the unique and common risks of every segment of society. Sadly, some who oppose Uganda’s common sense ABC strategy are using an absurd proposal to execute gays to undermine this coalition and winning strategy. Officials in Uganda should come to their senses and take whatever steps are necessary to withdraw this proposal that will do nothing but harm a winning strategy that is saving lives. Read complete article - By Jennifer Vanasco, editor in chief,

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